Cornices are the overhanging panels that
give a finishing touch to the building. They are projecting molding on
building (usually above columns)and are the crowning feature of the
building or other architectural work. Its origin can be found in the
early Greek and Egyptian civilisations.
In modern architecture, cornice is usually used for decorative
reasons rather than functional. It is used to decorate interior wall
and further beautify it. A cornice helps to change the entire
appearance of the interiors and the exteriors.
Stone cornices can be traced back to the times of royalty. Indian
palaces for long have been decorated and beautified with stone
cornice. It helps to give a grand and august look. They can range from
bulky designs to intricate carvings. Cornices as a means of decoration
have been used in a number of countries. Each cornice is a masterpiece
and a depiction of the work of the craftsman of different time.
Natural stone cornice helps to give a distinct look to the building.
Stone cornices of Cast stone, Sandstone, Marble and Granite are
available in different qualities, shapes and colours. They can either
be polished or simply carved to give a rustic look.