Attention all architects and interior designers. This XL Architectural Ceiling Corbel (item code: PN790) is an outstanding architectural feature for a corbel arch, the door canopy of a prestigious entrance or a Victorian house refurbishment. Now substantially reduced in the Wild Goose Carvings sale.
The Ford House was built in 1887 as part of a large tract of simple middle-class homes in downtown Los Angeles built by the Beaudry Brothers. It would be unremarkable today if not for its original owner, John J. Ford, a very prolific and well-known wood carver. Ford's works include carvings for the California State Capital, the Iolani Palace in Hawaii, and Leland Stanford's private railroad car.
"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it." was such favorite Emerson quote of Mark Twain's that he had it inscribed in his home's fireplace for all to see. In the style of William Morris with a beautifully carved ornate first letter. (Emerson - Ornament of a House Carving, Classic Oak, on optional plinth base.)
Volcano Houses Cappadocia, Turkey This multistory home really is organic architecture. It's one of many homes carved out of rocks created by the volcanic ash of now-extinct Mt. Erciyes and Mt. Hasan in Turkey. The hollowed rocks initially served as homes and chapels for early Christians around the 7th century. More recently, Turkish farmers inhabited the structures, which can have as many as 10 floors.