from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ecclesiastical furniture, the carved work of choir-stalls.
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Special attention should be directed to the fine oak stall-work in the chancel, boldly carved in the style of the early part of the fifteenth century.
It was realised, when the existing stall-work was being designed, that these would be very suitable for use in their old position.
Presbytery, where the absence of stall-work allows space for more elaborate design, it will be seen much care and skill has been used, and the effect produced is very good.
But the best thing about the quire is the wooden stall-work, of early decorated, very beautiful.
Through the side-screen, into the grandly beautiful choir, arching high above, with stall-work and graceful canopies below, and rich glass casting down beams of coloured light -- all for 'glory and for beauty,' thought Geraldine.