Luxury Design, Past & Present
From a 19th century Denver area mansion, this pair of antique, finials originally flanked a grand staircase outdoors. Each features a spiral finial above a large, flattened ball of openwork C-scrolls and is supported on four legs. They could be fitted with lights to make impressive lanterns.
John Atten McMurtrie/John Good House (1007 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, Colorado, 80203), 1890-1965. Architect: Isaac Hodgson. Literature: S. Davis and B. Baldwin, Denver Dwellings and Descendants, p. 240, illustrated.