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Great pair of cast metal bookends in the form of ancient Greek temple facades. Each bookend depicts a triangular pediment supported by six fluted columns topped with smooth, round Doric capitals, much like the detail that can be seen on the Parthenon. The clean simple lines of classical architecture make these practical pieces visually appealing and give them a lot of decorative value.

The bookends bear traces of their original gilding and are in good vintage condition with an overall weathered appearance. The scuffs and nicks present are attributable to age and use and give the pieces a great vintage vibe that mimics the look of the ancient temples they are modeled on. The bookends resemble a Bradley and Hubbard design but are unmarked other than the incised number "585" found on the back of the pediments.

Each piece weighs just under a pound and measures just over 3" in height, 4" across at the base and 1.25" deep. They are substantial enough to hold up your book collection or could function as architectural sculptures displayed on their own. The bookends would make a great gift for the bibliophile in your life or could add a classic vintage touch to your own decor.

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Vintage Cast Metal Neoclassical Greek Temple Facade Bookends


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: Cast Metal
  • Only ships within United States.
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