Offered is an Antique Masonry Wall Anchor Star. Made in the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century, it was recovered from a building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This is the real thing, not made purely for aesthetics. This anchored the outer outer wall of the building, and was secured to timber on the interior.
Offered just the way it was found, with surface rust, and some left over mortar/cement. The forged iron wall bar is bent, but could likely be straightened with heat and pressure. The nut did not move for us.
Would be a great addition to a fireplace or over a doorway (securely anchored and/or mortared in place.
The star measures 14-1/8"W at the widest between start points. Overall it is about 27"L (but bent). Weighs 27.2 pounds.
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