Acroterion

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Kinderhook, NY
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A C R O T E R I O N : [ak-ruh-teer-e-uhn]: 'The Highest Ornament' The word 'acroterion' is an ancient classical architectural term originally used by the Greeks, and adopted by the Romans as 'acroterium', which literally is the plinth and ornament on the apex or ends of a pediment, from the Greek akrōtḗrion (ἀκρωτήριον) meaning ‘summit', or 'extremity’. A C R O T E R I O N : The gallery, founded in 2012, is open by appointment in the historic Hudson Valley of upstate New York specializing in exceptional fine and decorative art from ancient to contemporary.

Acroterion

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Drawing by Jean-Baptiste Le Prince, 1760
Drawing by Jean-Baptiste Le Prince, 1760
Jean Baptist Le Prince
Antique Mid-18th Century European Drawings
A black ink and sepia wash drawing by French artist Jean-Baptiste Le Prince of a classical scene of Roman soldiers with horse signed and dated lower left. This work appears to be a p...
Howard & Sons Octagonal Oak Parquetry Top Centre Table, London, circa 1880
Howard & Sons Octagonal Oak Parquetry Top Centr...
Antique Late 19th Century English Gothic Revival Center Tables
English circa 1880 "Reformed Gothic" solid oak centre table by Howard & Sons having octagonal geometric parquetry top on carved colonette and x-form stretcher base with chamfered cur...
Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Bouillotte Lamp, France, circa 1800
Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Bouillotte Lamp, Franc...
Antique Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Table Lamps
A rare and exquisite French Directoire, early Empire period gilt bronze bouillotte lamp having fluted tazza-form base issuing three scrolling candle arms and thistle-finial topped st...
Chinoiserie Parcel-Gilt Black Lacquer Table, England, circa 1880
Chinoiserie Parcel-Gilt Black Lacquer Table, En...
Antique Late 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Side Tables
English Aesthetic Movement period side table of rectangular form having genuine lacquer finish with all-over gilt painted chinoiserie motifs. This table exemplifies the English Aesth...
English Regency Style Mahogany and Cane Curule Form Armchairs
English Regency Style Mahogany and Cane Curule ...
Early 20th Century English Regency Revival Armchairs
Elegant pair of English Regency style Thomas Hope influenced armchairs of Curule form having carved solid mahogany frames with caned backs and seats.
Architect William Chambers Portrait after Joshua Reynolds, circa 1800
Architect William Chambers Portrait after Joshu...
Antique Late 18th Century English Paintings
Oil on herringbone canvas copy of Joshua Reynolds’s portrait of the architect Sir William Chambers painted in 1779; the original of which is in the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Thi...
Louis XV Style Crystal Chandelier, France, circa 1930
Louis XV Style Crystal Chandelier, France, circ...
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
French, circa 1930 Louis XV style chandelier having silver-gilt metal frame with internal sockets hung with various shapes and sizes of faceted and smooth cut crystal prisms.
Neoclassical Gustavian Chest in Original Paint, Sweden, circa 1800
Neoclassical Gustavian Chest in Original Paint,...
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Neoclassical Swedish Gustavian chest of drawers in original paint having shaped top above dentil mould cornice; the fluted canted sides with upper anthemion motifs either side three ...
Swiss Exotic Wood, Nacre and Brass Card Games Box, Complete, circa 1890
Swiss Exotic Wood, Nacre and Brass Card Games B...
Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Louis XVI Games
An exquisite Swiss, circa 1890, exotic-woods games box of rectangular form with canted edges; the slightly domed top with brass and ebony inlaid perimeters surrounding geometric nacr...
Figural Oil on Canvas Painting by Humberto Garavito, circa 1940
Figural Oil on Canvas Painting by Humberto Gara...
Mid-20th Century Guatemalan Paintings
Oil on canvas painting by renowned Guatemalan painter Humberto Garavito portraying two colorfully attired gentlemen and a lady presumably indigenous residents of Todos Santos Cuchuma...
Blue and White Dutch Delft Vase Table Lamp
Blue and White Dutch Delft Vase Table Lamp
Antique 18th Century Dutch Table Lamps
Large 18th century Dutch Delft ribbed octagonal "garlic-head" form vase having hand-painted blue and white basket and ribbon motifs in panels and all-over foliate designs. Originally...
English Regency Neoclassical Brass-Inlaid Mahogany Armchair, circa 1815
English Regency Neoclassical Brass-Inlaid Mahog...
Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs
Late George III English Regency period neoclassical style mahogany armchair having anthemion motif brass inlaid crest-rail above intricately carved acanthus design horizontal splat a...

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