Acroterion

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.

Acroterion

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Antique 15th Century and Earlier India Antiquities
Terracotta
Collection of six ancient Indian Gandharan period (circa 1500 BCE - 535 BCE) terra cotta Greco-Buddhist miniature figurative busts of personages or deities mounted on contemporary pa...
Antique Early 19th Century England Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Very rare English Regency period, circa 1810, low table having cinnabar red papier ma^che´ tray top with gilt foliate geometric border on original parcel-gilt tilt-top trestle base S...
Antique Early 19th Century France Armchairs
A French Directoire period fauteuil having original painted carved wood frame with rectangular upholstered back issuing acanthus and reeded arms with padded armrests ending in square...
Antique Mid-19th Century England Rococo Revival Wall Mirrors
A fine large English William IV period mirror or looking glass having carved giltwood frame in George II Rococo style with foliate fretwork borders and pronounced spiral acanthus rib...
Antique Late 18th Century France Directoire Trumeau Mirrors
Exceptional and unusual French Directoire period trumeau mirror of monumental scale having original painted and parcel-giltwood frame with neoclassical and foliate ormolu appliqués i...
Christian Meyer
Antique Late 18th Century Russia Neoclassical Side Tables
A fine circa 1785 Russian satinwood one drawer side table with top having elaborate centre foliate inlays of boxwood, palisander, and fruitwood in banded oval, with palisander banded...
Antique Late 18th Century Austria Paintings
A fine quality circa 1780 oil on canvas portrait painting of a gentleman in powdered wig, coat, waistcoat, and frilled shirt housed in a period giltwood frame having bead and lamb's ...
Giles Grendey
20th Century England Rococo Armchairs
Mahogany
An exquisite George III, Rococo style "Gainsborough" or library chair in the manner of famed English cabinetmaker Giles Grendey (1693-1780) having square back and all-over-...
Lenygon & Co.
Antique 1900-1909 England George II Armchairs
Mahogany
An important and exceptional circa 1905 George II style library armchair of large-scale by the renowned London firm of Lenygon & Company having upholstered "camel-back"...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960-1969 Italy Dinner Plates
Porcelain
An incredibly rare set of 12 large porcelain dinner plates in the 'Fiori' pattern designed by Piero Fornasetti and produced by Fornasetti - Milano, circa 1965. There are two plates o...
Wilhelm Johann Karl Zahn
Antique 1840-1849 Germany Classical Roman Prints
A set of three chromolithographs by German architect, painter, art critic, and archeologist Wilhelm Johann Karl Zahn (1800 - 1871) from his monumental work "Ornamente aller klas...
Roy Hamilton
Vintage 1980-1989 United States Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
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...

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