Brackets are an architectural design used for decoration or structure. They project from a wall and can be used to carry weight, strengthen angles or purely for decoration
The brackets used for their strength are generally made out of wood, stone or even metal. They can support a variety of things including walls, eaves, springs of an arch, beams or even a shelf.
However, they are often used for decoration. As such, they are created through molding or casting. This allows finer details on the brackets to be made. Especially as they are often in the shape of scrolls or other objects. These are particularly popular when using historical styles of architecture.