Rosettes are small
medallions, commonly known as an appliqué or onlay, when
in actuality rosettes describe a specific style of appliqué.
Rosette is a term derived from the petal pattern of the rose. As
the petals of the rose beam outward from the middle, the name rosette
is applied liberally to any clustered leaf pattern that begins
from the center of a plant., even if the architectural accent takes
on various forms of the flowing radial pattern.
Wood carvings offer unique textures and forms, making wood the most
versatile and celebrated material used for the carving of rosettes.
Rosette wood carvings are classic architectural accents, perhaps
most popular in the English decor, where the English rose is frequently
included and seen as a symbol of elegance, grace and sophistication.
Another perennial favorite is the Fleur De Lis rosettes. The Fleur
De Lis has been seen on everything from national coats of arms to
scouting organizations. And enduring symbol of strength, beauty and
Guide to Wood Carvings rosettes serve a variety of uses. Whether
it be added to a fireplace mantle, a china cabinet, window and door
casings, or any item that you wish to enhance and infuse with new
personality. Rosettes can be easily applied to furniture with wood
adhesive. Creating a unique and personal touch to your home and it’s