The VK-340 capital mouldings belong to the wooden ornaments with the well-known acanthus leaf carving pattern from ancient Greek architecture. The characteristic acanthus leaf motifs often echo back to the viewer as furniture decorations, e.g. wooden ornaments on the door of an antique chest of drawers. Therefore, it is no wonder that professionals and hobby furniture restorers and carpenters gladly turn to the wood corbels we sell when they plan to repair antique furniture.
Our current column head closing element is made of exotic wood, a material that is easy to work with. We also sell it without any surface treatment, so the user can freely decide on it. The exotic tree is actually a rubber tree, from which they get caoutchouc It can be painted and stained just like any other European wood. It is harder than pine, softer than beech. According to its fiber structure and color, it is between beech and oak.
Capitellum in Greek means head, capital of a column, the closing element of a capital. In architecture, three Greek capitals were distinguished, the Doric capital, the Ionic and the Corinthian capital, which was decorated with the well-known acanthus leaf pattern.
In ancient times, ornamentation was a defining element in the construction of Greek temples. The Greek capitals made in this period received decorations that are still known today, such as the acanthus leaf on the closing element of the Corinthian capital.
In ancient Greek architecture, there are basically three column orders: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian.
The youngest is the Corinthian column head, which i. e. It appeared around the 5th century.
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