What is Wainscoting?

October 22, 2013

Traditionally wainscoting is wood paneling that lines the lower walls of a room. Originally it applied only to high quality riven oak boards developed to make stone structures feel more comfortable by providing insulation. Today, they are more for decorative, ornate purposes and are often found in 17th and 18th century Victorian designs. Boiserie is a similar technique, used to define intricately carved wood paneling and can include moldings that are painted or gilded....

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