'The Highest Ornament' ~ The word 'acroterion' is an ancient architectural term originally used by the Greeks, and adopted by the Romans as 'acroterium', which literally is the plinth and ornament on the apex or ends of a pediment, from the Greek akrōtḗrion (ἀκρωτήριον) meaning ‘summit', or 'extremity’.
A C R O T E R I O N, the gallery, is by appointment in the historic Hudson Valley of New York specializing in exceptional fine and decorative art from eastern to western, ancient to current, with a focus on the timeless and uncommon.
The curated inventory is chosen by Randal Dawkins, the founder and owner, with a discernment for authenticity and quality. Having a passion for fine objects and design from an early age, Mr. Dawkins graduated in 2004 from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, with a Master’s Degree in Fine & Decorative Art.
A C R O T E R I O N is proud purveyor to some of the world's finest homes and collections through distinguished interior-designers, architects, private individuals, and foundations.