What is it about this design...

derekleffew

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...that signals "courtroom"?
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Some catalogs called it "Grecian", but it doesn't look very Greek to me. It's one of about six classic perforated punched metal grating most often used as radiator covers older homes. First offered by Kliegl Bros. in the 1960s as gobos. The practice continues today.

But Judge Judy, The People's Court, various Law & Orders all have the pattern as some part of the courtroom. Why?

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Maybe because so many courthouses were built in the neoclassical style, which was heavily influenced by classic Greek architecture. For example the Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multnomah_County_Courthouse.

Although I agree, it doesn’t strike me as very Grecian, and does remind me of the radiator cover panels at my kids school.
 

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Perhaps a wine rack for the person cave!
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mrtrudeau23

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There is a radiator cover sitting in the back stairwell of my building with this design on it. We have sheets of the "courtroom" pattern in our light shop at school. And don't forget the big hole/tiny hole design! Classic.
 

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