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In architecture, brattishing or brandishing is a decorative cresting which is found at the top of a cornice or screen, panel or parapet. The design often includes leaves or flowers, and the term is particularly associated with Tudor architecture.


  • Frederic H Jones, The Concise Dictionary of Architectural and Design History, ISBN 1-56052-069-8
  • Harris, Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture, ISBN 0-486-24444-X
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Brattishing" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 437.

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