Things men have made with wakened hands
are awake through years with transferred touch,
and go on glowing for long years.
And for this reason, some old things are lovely
warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.
-D. H. Lawrence, 1929
"Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides."
“Ornament is an act of love – or at least a token of esteem. We embellish what we revere. We adorn that which we love. We do not decorate the hero, returning from the wars, to make him pretty – we decorate him to pay him honor. Ornament is deep stuff, greatly misunderstood in recent years.” — Alvin Holm
Architectural Antiques has the reputation of recovering the finest collection of ecclesiastical artifacts from churches across the country. Our selection includes hand-painted stained glass, statuary, pews & seating, ornate inlaid paneling, altars with gold leaf details, candelabras, prints & religious icons.