We had in England in the twelfth century a large figure serving as a finial to the central tower at Canterbury.
This is especially the case with regard to the shape of the finial.
And not content with this exuberance in the external ornaments of the arch, the finial interferes with its traceries.
Beasts project at the gable angles, and the summit it crowned by a finial.
On each of its faces is an entrance through a pointed arch, ornamented with crockets and a finial.
The finial is a three-quarter figure, and an angel occupies the spandrel between the arch and the label.
Spires end usually in a boss or finial, surmounted by a weathercock.
He leads us up to the finial of one of the stalls, which is carved in the figure of a monk.
finial, a finishing ornament applied usually to a gable end (fig. 7).
Their straight tall backs were carved in wood, and the arm-rests ended in an ornament called a finial.