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Finial

Description

Classical style finial for architecture component (or curtain rod?). Carved wood pieces threaded on metal shaft. Urn shaped base has fluted sides. Middle section has four leaves extending in opposite directions. Top sectioni has ball with carved leaf sides and trumpet-shaped extension. All wholy covered with various layers of paints in browns, whites and grays, and covered with gilt. All finish flaked and partially missing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
Early to Mid 19th Century
Material
carving (processes)
gilding
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
carving (processes)
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Finial
finials
gilding
urns
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.847
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather
GUSN
174890

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