If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk.
CARYATID “care-ee-ah-tid”: Sculpted support in the form of a female figure. First seen in Ancient Greek architecture. The caryatid appeared in Renaissance furniture. It continued in popularity in Neo-classical styles, such as Directoire, Empire and Regency. The more rarely seen male version is called an “atlantes.”
Often seen on fireplaces.
Photo credits: First image. Greek temple. Vienna. Commode. Empire console. Candlesticks. Regency chair from Quintessence blog-thanks Stacey 🙂 . Clock. Dining Table. Dressing table. Tankard. Lamp. New side table. Modigliani. Altlas. First Fireplace image . Second fireplace