Vanderbilt oak

I like the way the form and counter-form work together. The oak leaf and acorn work nicely to create a serif "V" with a heavier stroke on one side of the "V". credit:

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Long-case Musical Clock; Clock movement by Jean-François Dominicé (French, 1694 - after 1754), musical movement by Michel Stollenwerck (German, about 1700 - 1768, master 1746), clock case attributed to Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt (French, 1639 - 1715), et al; Paris, France; about 1712; Veneered with brass and tortoise shell on oak carcass: bronze mounts, enameled metal; glass; 266.7 x 104.1 x 39.4 cm (105 x 41 x 15 1/2 in.); 72.DB.40

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Something strong and enduring comes from a tiny seed... and all the directions are packaged therein.

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Gilded Age NYC Set, c.1895, of Silver-Gilt Plates Bearing the Vanderbilt Coat of Arms, with the acorn and oak leaf motif.

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