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Edmund
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I agree with Ed — I think what are referred to above as square decorations is properly termed dentil molding, and go back to greek times. Thus, not through tenons, and not applied in themselves, but part of a molding.

The “diamond elements” are pyramidal ends typical of Arts and Crafts design, and don’t in themselves have structural purpose. It was not uncommon to add pyramidal shape to through tenons to add a touch of style, but more common to simply apply the pyramids, both to hide through dowels, screws, nails and just for ornamentation.