Origin of finialME, origin, originally adjective , final
A finial atop a steeple.
- An example of finial is a carved ball at the top of a spire.
- An example of finial is a decorative shape at the top of the lampshade.
The definition of a finial is a small ornamental piece on the top of a furniture detail or an sculptured architectural ornament.
a decorative part at the tip of a spire, gable, lampshade support, etc., or projecting upward from the top of a cabinet, breakfront, etc.
- Architecture A sculptured ornament, often in the shape of a leaf or flower, at the top of a gable, pinnacle, or similar structure.
- An ornamental terminating part, as on a post or piece of furniture.
Origin of finialMiddle English last, finial variant of final ; see final .
- Some decorative rod and finial makers make interchangeable options so you can swap out your finials for a new look without even changing your rods.
- For instance, one end of the rod might have an arrow or spear tip finial, while the other and has a scrollwork type of design.
- You can also purchase the rod separately and then choose a finial from a wide variety of designs.
- Choose a finial (decorating end for rod) that matches the style of the draperies.
- Perhaps the most decorative part of all window treatment hardware is the finial.