Wrong impression

Wooden window frames (nalichniki) in Kimry city, Tver area

When I happen to meet window frames with semi-columns, obviously turned by machine, they always seem to me to be some modern replica. They look like cut legs of a bed or a cabinet door, at the best:)))

Not by any means!

Turning machine has been known since XIII century, and since XVI century builders of Nizhny Novgorod used it very often to decorate church interiors.

Which means these window frames from Kimry may well be of 150 years of age or even older!

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Author: ivan_hafizov

Основатель виртуального музея резных наличников