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Anthemion or Honeysuckle Ornament

Defintion of Anthemion or Honeysuckle Ornament.

A form of ornament derived from Greek and Roman architecture, and based on the honeysuckle flower and leaves, conventionally treated. It was very popular during the Greek revival.

Anthemion or Honeysuckle Ornament
Anthemion or Honeysuckle Ornament.

Anthemion Back or Honeysuckle Chair
Anthemion Back or Honeysuckle Chair.
A modern term for a type of chair made in the late 18th century, with an oval back framing a pierced splat and curved bars which formed an outline of the anthemion ornament. This device was used by Hepplewhite and his contemporaries.









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