mosso

English translation: "ornate" see below

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Italian term or phrase:mosso
English translation:"ornate" see below
Entered by: Lydia Cleary

07:35 Nov 29, 2013
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Furniture / Household Appliances / Antiques
Italian term or phrase: mosso
I'm translating an inventory of works of art and antique furniture in a stately home. In the description of the items of furniture (desks, bureax, tables etc.) the word "mosso" (and derivates) often appears. Here are some examples:
- Poltrona in rovere, gambe intagliate e piedi mossi.
- Bureau laccato, fronte e fianchi mossi.
- Scrivania lastronata con fronte e triplice mossa concava e convessa.
Any idea how best I can translate the word "mosso" in the antiques context? Thanks, Sarah.
Sarah Gregg
Italy
Local time: 11:45
"ornate" see below
Explanation:
"mosso" basically means that the surface is not plain or smooth but has a relief or moulded pattern or is in some way ornate- depending on the single item this will change eg. carved, pannelled, etc - can't think of an all-in term to cover it.
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Lydia Cleary
Italy
Local time: 11:45
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Perfect, thanks to you all.
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"ornate" see below


Explanation:
"mosso" basically means that the surface is not plain or smooth but has a relief or moulded pattern or is in some way ornate- depending on the single item this will change eg. carved, pannelled, etc - can't think of an all-in term to cover it.

Lydia Cleary
Italy
Local time: 11:45
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Perfect, thanks to you all.

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agree  Mirella Biagi
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