These large corner blocks or plinth blocks were used as baseboard blocks
typically at the bottom of door trim, so they are most often found in pairs.
Here are 2 matching ones, and they are being AS A PAIR for $47 with FREE
shipping. The linear gouge work was typical of the early 1900s, so I think
these are from around 1905 to 1925. The gouge work was almost certainly carved
by hand, as these are from a time way before routing bits. The lines are
remarkably even and pleasing to the eye and an indication of craftsmanship. The
wood feels fairly light for its size, so these are probably not oak, possibly
poplar or ash. You can see that these were stained but never painted, and they
show dings and chips and nail holes and wear. Each one measures about 9" high
by 5 1/2" wide by 1 1/4" thick. Each one weighs about 1 pound so the pair will
be over 2 pounds.
You get a PAIR for $47, with FREE shipping in the United States, and I have 2
pair remaining. I'll gladly combine shipping with other items whenever
possible. For shipment elsewhere, please contact me for a shipping quote.