The @the_rhs #ChelseaFlowerShow is a celebration of nature and we can find its influence in more than one aspect of furniture making.
For example, the symbolism and meaning associated with the Acanthus is that of enduring life, since the acanthus plant is perennial, meaning it doesn't have to be replanted each season. The leaves are present in Greek architecture from around the 5th century BC.
The acanthus leaf is one of the basic motifs of Rococo design, and with the revival of Antique ornamentation brought on by the Renaissance, the Acanthus was taken to the highest degree of perfection, seen here in the woodcarving of our craftsmen. Swipe for other beautiful nature-inspired woodcarvings!
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