The obvious appeal of these decor pieces is that they look as though they came from a century old Victorian home or church nave. They could have been fancy trim or millwork, held up some sweet sales shelf heaped with fabric or propped up the overhang on a hotel check-in counter. They might have graced a farmhouse porch or cottage walls. Back in the day.
And now? We have an on-going romance with their chipped paint, carved embellishments and creative uses. Under counters, flanking windows and doors, as decorative accessories that bring a bit of the past into the present. Now, we create the backstory and keep passing it along.