The bracket or corbel is one of the most widely used individual architectural features. As purely decorative elements, brackets comfortably bear a heavy burden of architectural ornamentation.
The use of brackets on door-surrounds has been a consistent classical standards since first introduced in early Greek temples where they were used functionally to support the projecting cornice over entranceways.
Always a popular feature for fireplaces, arches, kitchen cabinets, as a divider between two rooms, or as a keystone to be used in a purely decorative role.
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