Tracery is the ornamental intersecting work in the upper part of a window, screen, or panel, or used decoratively in blank arches and vaults. The earliest use of the term is traced to the seventeenth century.
Gothic Revival 1830-1890 Interest in the Romance of the Middle Ages gave the initial impetus for the fanciful reinterpretations of Gothic architecture which spanned the nineteenth century. Residential buildings can be identified by their steeply pitched roofs, wall dormers and asymmetrical massing. Tall windows and narrow fronts emphasize the characteristic vertically in “Carpenter Gothic.” Decorative accents include patterned woodwork in the dormers and pointed arches with jigsawn