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Urn Finials

Urn Finials

Designed in 1932, the urn finials, stark against an expanse of sky, frame either side of the steps from the North Terrace to the Cedar Terrace. The scroll handles, oak leaf batters, and cluster of acorns echo the scroll details of the consoles on which the finials are placed and recall the namesake of the property and its grand oak trees.

Photograph of urn by Kavalier
Photograph by Sandy Kavalier, 2020

  

Image: Beatrix Farrand, F.S. finial for North Vista for Robert W. Bliss, Esq., at Washington, D.C., September 1932. Garden Archives, LA-GD-G-3-29

 

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