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


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


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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