A half horseshoe, which lacks the sponge.
Carved decoration in the form of a semicircle resembling a half-moon (hence its name), especially found on early oak furniture. Can appear in repeated bands or can be intersected, and can be embellished with foliate or other decoration. [Home] [--] [A-to-Z
Decoration (panel, overlay, motif, etc.) shaped like a half-moon.
A decorative band or moulding in which the halfmoon shape is repeated with elaborate carvings, inlay or paintings. Most often used in the 18th Century dressing tables, commodes, etc.. In English Late Georgian work, lunettes were often inlaid or painted with fan-shaped designs.
Half-moon shaped decoration.
In architecture, a lunette (diminutive of French lune, "moon") is a half-moon shaped space, either masonry or void. A lunette is formed when a horizontal cornice transects a round-headed arch at the level of the imposts, where the arch springs. If a door is set within a round-headed arch, the space within the arch above the door, masonry or glass, is a lunette.