The Cross House
The left finial is on the turret of the carriage house. The finial base design/size was copied from the original drawings, and the swirl on top matches the same on the tower finial.
WF Norman once again did fine work, and was a pleasure to work with. Thanks, Mark!
The finial will look even better when the carriage house is re-roofed to match the Cross House.
For all my considerable excitement, I am also quite vexed.
For, the fabulous new finial is…too small.
And, sorry for my language, but…fuck.
I carefully copied the measurements on the 1894 drawing, but I think the finial should be, ummm, 50% larger. Compared to the other two finials, it lacks presence. And while I can endure many trials, I am uncertain if I can, or even should, endure a finial without presence.
I cannot afford another finial right now (insert another sigh) but because I am nuts, this TOTALLY nonessential item is now near the top of my financial To Do list.
And the current finial?
It will look perfect atop a garden shed!