Architectural modillion or corbel

Large, elaborate clay modillion or corbel from the 1702 New Place house. These ornamental brackets are likely to have sat on the exterior of the building, normally just below cornice along the roof line.

Example of external corbel/modillions in situ

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These may have had a structural role or have been simply decorative. 

  • Object Type: 18th Century Building Material
  • Origin Year: 18th Century
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 200mm x 150mm
  • Materials: Plaster