THE END MOTIF ELEGANTLY AND MAJESTICALLY EVOKES A DIADEM.
A SMALL DETAIL THAT RECALLS THE ABACUS (END SECTION) OF A CAPITAL.
PALM LEAVES, A SYMBOL OF PROSPERITY AND PEACE, ARE OFTEN USED AS IS THE LAUREL BRANCH, AN EMBLEM OF POWER AND GLORY.
Originating during the era of Napoleon I, it was also known as Biedermeier in Germany and Regency in England.
Arc de Triomphe, Paris
Palace of Fontainebleau,
Castle of Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison, Paris
The detailsNapoleon I on his Imperial Throne
detail of the crown of laurels