IRON DOOR STOPS - SHEAF OF WHEAT
Doorstops or Door Porters are simply heavy objects used to hold a door open. By the late 1700's, many homes utilized round decorative examples made of sand-cast brass, or other types of metal with flat, hollow backs. Decorative door stops were not used in American Homes until after the Civil War. Decorative iron doorstops came into their own in the United States in the 1920's and remained popular through the early 1940's when heavy metal rationing began during World War II. They are very collectible and cover a range of subjects.
Offering a handsome wheat bundle tied at the middle with wheat stalks. This piece has wonderful detail from the wheat seeds to the stalks. It stands on a graduated steps, giving it a good height. The overall detail is excellent, all in black iron. Perfect as a book end or desk ornament.
It is 7.75" tall ans 4" wide, in excellent condition.
# MCB 20458