Pilaster strip

In furniture making, a pilaster strip is the outermost upright part of a furniture front, i.e. the part that runs to the left and right of the drawers or doors. Bevelled pilasters form the transition to the side of the piece of furniture.

Pilasters on antique furniture are often decorated with columns or pilasters.

The photo shows a cross-veneered pilaster strip with thread inlay, as is often found on Austrian Biedermeier furniture.

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