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Victorian Wheatsheaf Doorstop

A late 19th-century English bronze doorstop in the form of a bound wheatsheaf supporting a column in the form of reeds gathered together by a ribbon of wheat with a carrying handle above is a decorative item that would have been used to prop open a door while adding a decorative detail to the interior.

The doorstop is made of bronze, which is a durable metal alloy made primarily of copper with small amounts of other metals. It is often used for decorative objects due to its warm, reddish-brown colour and its ability to be cast into intricate shapes.

The design of the doorstop features a bound wheatsheaf, which is a bundle of wheat stalks tied together with a ribbon or twine. The wheatsheaf was a common motif in Victorian-era decorative arts, symbolising abundance, fertility, and prosperity. The bound wheatsheaf serves as the base of the doorstop, providing stability and support.

Above the wheatsheaf, there is a column made of reeds, which are tall, slender grass-like plants commonly found in wetlands. The reeds are gathered together and bound by a ribbon of wheat, adding to the wheatsheaf motif and creating an intricate and detailed design.

On top of the shaft, there is a carrying handle, which allows the doorstop to be easily moved around as needed. The handle is integral and part of the original bronze casting. It adds both functionality and aesthetic appeal to the doorstop.

The overall height of the doorstop is 41cm, making it a substantial and eye-catching piece that would have made a statement in a late 19th-century English home. It likely would have been placed near a door to prop it open, preventing it from closing while adding a decorative detail to the room.

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English bronze wheatsheaf doorstop

Stock Number: 24950

A late 19th-century English bronze doorstop in the form of a bound wheatsheaf supporting a column in the form of reeds gathered together by a ribbon of wheat with a carrying handle above.

£1,950

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  • Height: 41 cm (16.14 inches)

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