Tail gable

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Tail gable is the technical name for a gable shape . This is characterized by a curved gable contour and was particularly widespread in the Renaissance and Baroque periods (and the corresponding neo- historical styles). Tail gables are usually ornately decorated. A narrower definition applies to the term Schweifwerk gable , which not only describes the curved outline, but also the use of the Schweifwerk , an ornament form from around 1600. The tail gable can also be provided with volutes (see volute gable ).

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