Kinderhook, NY

About Acroterion

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.


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Roy Hamilton
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Vintage 1980-1989 United States Decorative Bowls
An early production ceramic bowl by famed ceramicist Roy Hamilton in "faux marble" pattern having thinly potted cream body with beige and cobalt blue "slip-trailing&qu...
Louis Charles Desnos
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Antique Mid-18th Century France Rococo Prints
Collection of three hand-colored map engravings illustrating spheres in ornate Rococo borders by Louis Brion de la Tour (1743-1803) and Louis Charles Desnos (circa 1725-1805); Publis...
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Antique Early 18th Century France Prints
A set of four hand colored Orientalist engravings from Charles de Ferriol's "Collection of One Hundred Prints Representing the Different Nations of the Levant" (RECUEIL DE ...
Fonderia Chiurazzi
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Antique Late 19th Century Italy Grand Tour Figurative Sculptures
A large and exceptional Grand Tour sculpture of the ‘Seated Hermes’ attributed to the Chiurazzi Foundary, Naples, Italy, circa 1890. The solid lost-wax cast bronze figure seated atop...
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Antique Early 19th Century Grand Tour Drawings
Grand Tour charcoal and watercolor drawing executed by an English tourist in Italy, circa 1800, depicting a gentleman peering over a staircase balustrade in a Baroque interior surrou...
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Antique 19th Century India Anglo-Indian Magazine Racks and Stands
Anglo-Indian portable canterbury or magazine stand, circa 1870, having spindle-turned ebony frame with top carrying handle, two side compartments, and bottom stretcher shelf with sup...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Regency Slipper Chairs
Late English Regency period upholstered slipper chair having high back tapering into shaped seat on front tapering spiral twist-turned rosewood legs and splayed rear all with origina...
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Antique Mid-17th Century England Drawings
Old master charcoal and chalk portrait drawing on card, English, school of Sir Peter Lely (1618 - 1680) depicting a lady of means in the 'Penitent Magdelene' posture housed in an ant...
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Early 20th Century Italy Directoire Wall Lights and Sconces
Pair of Italian crystal and wrought iron two-light wall sconces in French Directoire style, circa 1925, having parcel-gilt and red painted finish on open hand-wrought foliate and aca...
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Antique Late 18th Century China Tea Caddies
Chinese export tea caddy having rare silver lacquer and hand-painted polychrome figural landscape decoration on all sides and original chased pewter lined two-compartment interior, c...
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Early 20th Century William and Mary Stools
William and Mary style black lacquer low stool or tabouret having gold and silver gilt japanned chinoiserie foliate and insect decoration on wood frame having square upholstered seat...
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Antique Mid-19th Century France Napoleon III Slipper Chairs
French, Napoleon III period, circa 1860, chinoiserie slipper chair having upholstered back and seat on ebonized and parcel-gilt carved wood fretwork frame.

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