(1) The architectural ornament is of that easy and delectable kind which mimics nature: the acanthus leaves of Corinthian capitals, garlands and trophies in the manner of Wren and Grinling Gibbons.(2) The star lot is a striking mid-18th century Irish mahogany side table. The later rectangular marble top sits above a plain gadrooned frieze, the deep shaped apron centred by a grotesque mask flanked by scrolling acanthus .(3) We took an acanthus flower from a popular Georgian wallpaper design and blew it up so large that a single flower filled an entire wall.(4) Abutilon, acanthus , and nandina provide a back-drop, and double impatiens and coleus add seasonal color.(5) Like those of the eighteenth century, these ‘flowers and leaves’ were variations on irises, carnations, roses, and acanthus .(6) A graceful swan-neck broken pediment crown, spiraling acanthus , tobacco leaves, all of these help to express the character of the Aristocrat collection.(7) Many featured floral and botanical patterns, often the lily or the acanthus leaf.(8) A particularly well carved card table with a central lion's mask and fluent acanthus decoration fetched 281,690 [pounds sterling] at Bonhams on 23 November 2004.(9) Along with the box - real and otherwise - are large terracotta pots of Chusan palms and acanthus , which can be moved around according to whim.(10) The leaves of the acanthus are so famously handsome and glossy that their blue flower spike is almost an afterthought.(11) Made entirely of gold, the legs were capitals shaped like lilies and entwined about the golden table were a filigree of vines entwined with acanthus , the sacred metal worked so expertly, he was sure that they were living plants of gold.(12) Certainly the artist of the Agnus Dei might have found a different precedent for this acanthus ornament, but it is relatively unusual.(13) One's eye is immediately drawn to the relief decoration of alternating acanthus and palm leaves that encircles the body just above the base.(14) Jackson-Stops noted various French elements, including ‘the domed feet formed of acanthus leaves with a toe-like scroll in front, and the vertical, rather than raked, back legs of the armchairs’.(15) Given the backdrop of ferns, hostas and the wooden acanthus leaves, this is an excellent way to bring back into the garden what would otherwise be a slightly shady thoroughfare.(16) Then our patch: some of it is paved, there is a frog pond, a fig tree, acanthus , bamboo and cranesbill.