A finial is an ornament that tops a roof, a fence post, a bit of furniture or any other construction. It adds visual interest.
Sean O’Kane AIA Architect P.C.
This roof is topped with a finial, and at the finial foundation is a pendant. Running diagonally in the pendant down the roof are vergeboards with simple cutwork.
Stephen Fuller Designs
A shingled, domed roof has a finial to decorate the peak.
White Crane Construction
This roofline has a hummingbird finial made from bronze.
Joseph T. Deppe, Architect, P.C.
A pointy finial sits above a cone (click photo for full view).
Somers & Company Interiors
Fences generally have finials on the vertical posts.
This weapon has a ball finial on its own gate.
Finials can be used alone for decoration; those were made using a wood-turning tool.
Darci Goodman Design
Furniture can have finials. These are ball finials.
Siemasko + Verbridge
An eclectic finial with metalwork appears to flow the roof in waves down.
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