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Matched Pair of Bookends

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Doric- The first order of Greek Architecture
The bookend illustrates all the classical features of the Greek Order. Each of these features is referred to on the back wall of the bookends. This allows the observer to learn the whole language of classical architecture without effort – architecture without pain! The detail is taken directly from the Parthenon, Athens BC447/43. A solid, reliable set of matched bookends.
Ionic- The second order of Greek Architecture
This bookend is characterised by a capital composed of opposing scrolls known as volutes. This detail is taken from the Temple of Athena Nike BC425. The whole architectural language of the order is explained on the back wall of the bookends.
Corinthian- The third order of Greek Architecture
As with the Doric above, this piece illustrates the classical nomenclature. The Corinthian Order was later adopted by the conquering Romans and bestowed with the association of beauty and love. It is still the most popular of the Greek Orders. Detail taken from the Temple of Zeus Olympia BC174.
Doric/Ionic Mixed Pair
Doric - The First Order of Greek Architecture. This bookend illustrates all the classical features of the Greek Order. Each of these features is referred to on its back wall. This allows the observer to learn the whole language of classical architecture without effort – architecture without pain! The detail is taken directly from the Parthenon, Athens BC447/43.

Ionic - The Second Order of Greek Architecture This bookend is characterised by a capital composed of opposing scrolls known as volutes. This detail is taken from the Temple of Athena Nike BC425. The whole architectural language of the order is explained on its back wall.
Kensington Palace Gates- Matched Pair
These gates are at the front of Kensington Palace and show the lion and unicorn of the Royal Coat of Arms. The lion has been associated with the Royal Family since the crusades. He represents honour, power and bravery. The unicorn was added to the Coat of Arms in 1603 when King James I of Scotland was crowned King of England. The Scottish unicorn was then placed alongside the English lion. The unicorn with golden hooves, horn and mane is an equal match for the lion, a beast that could never be tamed and whose proud spirit could only be bent to serve the Scottish King.
The gate detail for these bookends is cast in lead, and plated in silver and 18 carat gold. The two hallmarks of the split temple and HRP are placed alongside one another on the base. HRP denotes that the bookends were commissioned directly the Historic Royal Palaces Group, responsible for five of the royal palaces.
The Twin Towers of Wembley- Matched Pair
Soccer lovers will fondle these treasures as they remember the games, the rock concerts, the events at Wembley.