trumeau
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(pronounced tru-MOH)

Just to get it out of the way, trumeaux (pronounced the same) is the plural form of the word, which, of course, has several meanings. First and foremost, a trumeau is an old architectural term designating the central support of a medieval doorway. In the world of decorative arts, it has also come to commonly mean a mirror, fashioned in a 17th– and 18th-century French style, featuring oil paintings or decoratively carved wood panels within a framework above the mirror. Of course, there are true antique trumeaux, but now many current manufacturers make reproduction trumeaux.
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