Pair of late 1800's to early 1900's wood Cross corner brackets aka corbels. The pair is quite stunning and very nicely detailed with carved leaf accents and braided details on the back plate. I believe these are from French Quebec and have survived very nicely as primitive folk art, religious decorator pieces. Would look lovely in a chapel, school or private home.
CONDITION: They are in very good condition considering their age and the fact that they were possibly exposed to the elements. One of them is in excellent condition, no damage refinishing or repairs. The second has some chips on the back plate (last photo) and looks like someone tried to refinish or over-paint it. It's not obvious from afar, only under close inspection. The crosses are nailed to the back with old irregular nails.
SIZE: These are very large pieces, measuring 26 1 /2" high x 4 1/2" wide. They stand out from the wall approximately 13"
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