A finial is a decorative element that is used to finish off the top of a piece of furniture or architectural structure. It is typically a sculpted ornament that is placed at the peak of a cabinet, object or other structure. Finials are tidy way to finish a design and are often used to add grandeur and beauty.

Finials can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, marble, stone, bronze, and silver. They can be ornate pineapples, flames, or simple acorns, depending on the design. Finials can also be found on the tops of buildings, gates, and other structures. They can also be used to adorn furniture, such as the tops of bedposts or the ends of curtain rods.

Gilt Bronze Wall Lights with pine cone finials. By Jean-Louis-Prieur

Finials have been used for centuries to add beauty and elegance to furniture and architecture. They are an important part of many styles, from Gothic to Baroque to Neo-classical.