300 Year Old Hand-Carved Ornament.

300 year old hand-carved ornament at Colonial Williamsburg.

This hand-carved ornament from 1719 is on the stairs of the Brush-Everard House in Colonial Williamsburg. Few of us will ever find ourselves the steward of an early-eighteenth-century house, but hand-carved ornament continued to be created for the homes of those who could afford it into the early twentieth century.

Several options for replacing damaged or missing carved ornament are explored in Chapter 17 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.

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