Quatrefoil Mirror

The Classic Quatrefoil Motif at The Kellogg Collection

The quatrefoil motif is one that appears on several pieces at The Kellogg Collection. Perhaps you think it is a lovely symbol, and perhaps you wondered if there was any symbolism or history behind it. It turns out there is quite a bit.

Strong overlap, little overlap, and barbed quatrefoil shapes

Strong overlap, little overlap, and barbed quatrefoil shapes. Via Wikipedia commons.

First of all, there isn’t a right way to do a quatrefoil. This symbol may appear with more overlap – which looks like a classic four leaf clover – or with less overlap. It may also appear “barbed” with inverted points. These are all considered to be quatrefoils.
 
The roots of this symbol extend to Christianity, though some say it may have Islamic roots. Today, its religious ties have lost importance as people of all denominations enjoy this pretty symbol in their homes, jewelry, and clothing today.

Quatrefoil detail in the Washington National Cathedral. Images via Facebook.

Quatrefoil detail in the windows of the Washington National Cathedral. Images via Facebook.

Cartier quatrefoil bracelet.  Image via Cartier.

Cartier quatrefoil bracelet. Image via Cartier.

Van Cleef and Arpels quatrefoil pieces. Screenshot via vancleefarpels.com.

Van Cleef and Arpels quatrefoil pieces. Screenshot via vancleefarpels.com.

We stock a lot of pieces at our shops with this beautiful and classic shape. It looks great in spaces that are traditional, as well as in spaces that are modern. Be sure to stop into one of our four shops to see these and other quatrefoil lamps, tables, mirrors and more you can bring into your home décor.

Quatrefoil Mirror

Quatrefoil Mirror

 

White Quatrefoil Mirrored Nightstand

White Quatrefoil Mirrored Nightstand

Round Quatrefoil Mirror

Round Quatrefoil Mirror

Quatrefoil Table Lamp

Quatrefoil Table Lamp

White Barbed Quatrefoil Mirror

White Barbed Quatrefoil Mirror

A quatrefoil vignette, as seen in the Richmond shop.

A quatrefoil vignette, as seen in the Richmond shop.

And of course, should you buy anything from The Kellogg Collection that can fit in a bag, you’ll be taking it home in our bag – which is covered in pretty green quatrefoils!

Kellogg shopping bag