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Bracket on the Exterior of the Mint (now St Peter's Hospital) by Hugh O'Neill (1784-1824)

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'Exterior of the Mint (now St Peter's Hospital)'by Hugh O'Neil (1784-1824) showing some of its elaborately carved wooden brackets.

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This info is on display in the Features section of Places Gallery

Wooden brackets like this were used to support overhanging upper storeys or 'jetties' of timber-framed houses. Many were decoratively carved with scrolls, animals and figures. This is one example of several brackets in the museum collection that date to the 1600s-1800s many of which were salvaged form old demolished houses and other buildings in the city.

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