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English translation: coffered ceiling/ceiling decorated with basket weave coffers

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Italian term or phrase:soffitto a canestro
English translation:coffered ceiling/ceiling decorated with basket weave coffers
Entered by: Alessandra Renna
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09:18 Aug 30, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture
Italian term or phrase: soffitto a canestro
Si parla dell'interno di una villa quattrocentesca:
Si apprende l’esistenza di un soffitto a canestro al secondo piano.
Il mio tentativo:
We learn about the presence, on the second floor, of a cane mesh ceiling.
Grazie!
huitlacoche74
coffered ceiling/ceiling decorated with basket weave coffers
Explanation:
I thing it is something similar to a coffered ceiling (soffitto a cassettoni)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffer

Stilisticamente parlando gli elementi strutturali e decorativi interni si rifanno ampiamente al XVI secolo e talvolta anche al secolo precedente (volte a canestro e cornici a contorno mistilineo in stucco dei soffitti)
http://www.comunedirevo.com/ppl_ita/edifici revo.asp

the interior surface of the dome was rendered with a combination of decorative ribs and basket weave coffers (a canestro)
http://www.intbau.org/essay4.htm


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Note added at 3 ore (2008-08-30 12:38:55 GMT)
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pavimento a canestro (picture)
http://www.anticocottopievese.it/pavimenti-antichi.htm

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Note added at 7 ore (2008-08-30 17:02:57 GMT)
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I think...
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Local time: 16:18
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coffered ceiling/ceiling decorated with basket weave coffers


Explanation:
I thing it is something similar to a coffered ceiling (soffitto a cassettoni)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffer

Stilisticamente parlando gli elementi strutturali e decorativi interni si rifanno ampiamente al XVI secolo e talvolta anche al secolo precedente (volte a canestro e cornici a contorno mistilineo in stucco dei soffitti)
http://www.comunedirevo.com/ppl_ita/edifici revo.asp

the interior surface of the dome was rendered with a combination of decorative ribs and basket weave coffers (a canestro)
http://www.intbau.org/essay4.htm


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Note added at 3 ore (2008-08-30 12:38:55 GMT)
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pavimento a canestro (picture)
http://www.anticocottopievese.it/pavimenti-antichi.htm

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Note added at 7 ore (2008-08-30 17:02:57 GMT)
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I think...

Alessandra Renna
Local time: 16:18
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 89

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Valeria Lattanzi
1 day21 hrs
  -> Grazie.

agree  Mary Carroll Richer LaFlèche: better late than never...by the way the antique floors are like the ones I do with antique materials..
1 day22 hrs
  -> Thanks, Mary
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