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Vintage pediment cornice Stone Lintel Architectural pedestal

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Seller: deepsouthc (888) 100%, Location: Montgomery, Alabama, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 252011230168 Handsome Vintage Stone composite Lintel Pediment Cornice Eyebrow This massive Architectural accent came out of a very old pre 1920 building in Montgomery Alabama. It has an industrial heavy duty look- It is in very good condition for its age. MEASUREMENTS -Approximately 53 inches long and about 8 inches WIDE. Very heavy. 8 are available- PRICE IS FOR ONE LINTEL It is in the shape of a sort of trough. I can only assume that it was originally a lintel of some sort. It has an Urban relict feel to it and could look great in some modern Office or home. THE SHAPE WOULD MAKE A NICE WALL SHELF OR A GREAT PEDESTAL AS WELL AS ARCHITECTURAL LINTEL ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE THAT IS BLEND OF STYLES: WITH A RETRO VIBE IT COULD BE USED AS A UNIQUE PEDESTAL. Handsome for ART GALLERY DISPLAY. A retro collectible for those collectors looking for Eclectic look. Victorian influences but it’s the modernization and reimagining of the work that sets the two styles apart. These Pediments have a look of Futuristic Victorian. This is some sort of an exterior lintel facade. Most historic commercial buildings have cornices to cap their facades. Usually found in buildings constructed before 1900, approx 70 years old or more and each piece is an great vintage Architectural element. Many like these could be used as planters, tables, and as art displayed on interior and exterior walls. As you can see in the photos there is aging but nothing out of character on such pieces. MATERIAL: It seems that the terrazzo mixture has dark green granite or marble chips . It has a definite green tone. I cant tell for sure the material but it seems to be terrazzo cast with granite or marble chips. These have been outside for 50 plus years. The cornice could possibly even be polished ---I have not tried it to clean them or polish, although this old patina is handsome as is. The marble terrazzo-possibly mixed with concrete has a great old look. -Manufacturers of cast stone like this used graded mixes of crushed marble, limestone, granite, and smelting slag to produce a variety of stone effects An Architectural like this could be used for various purposes other than what it was intentionally made. I am not certain of its original use but I think it originally would fit originally across the top of the window . From research I found that heavy lintels, like droopy eyebrows, ostensibly were originally used to protect the building, and to decorate it. During the last century , cast stone was commonly used and even in the 19th century. Coignet Stone, Frear Stone, and Ransome Stone were all names of proprietary systems for pre-cast concrete building units, which experienced periods of popularity in different areas of the United States in the 19th century.Cast stone was used for exterior window and door surrounds or lintels, copings, parapets and balustrades, cornices and friezes, and sculptural ornament. An elegant way to add an authentic Victorian flavor to your property. Whether you are adding, remodeling, or even starting new construction, this cornice would be a nostalgic accent.This lintel is one part of this Southern Antique collector's possessions , who as the old homes were destroyed back in the 1930's- 1950'd, this collector carefully salvaged the old architecturals and stored in for more than half of a century. The Newspaper article said."Maybe the collector didn’t even remember where it was stored or why he had saved it all those years. Maybe just because he liked it , with no use in mind. But the fact remains that, in depths of the Great Depression when the decorative features of razed residences might be had, at least, for carting them away at most, for a song. This collector did a lot of singing! His acquisitions, in any event are incorporated today in some of the old south’s pretentious homes. He owned many old homes here and as they were torn down --he managed to salvage much of the fencing , marble mantles, brass door knobs..etc.. You can see in one of photos a salvaged iron cornice used in his vintage home.Lintels or pediments of this type would look great with a vintage home or as an Art Object. I prefer local pickup MONTGOMERY ALABAMA Visit my Ebay Shop for more antiques. Material: Stone, steampunk: industrial vintage, architectural: salvage, pediment: pedestal

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