Shown here are beautifully decorated bookends featuring the U.S. Capitol Building. From the rusticated lower floor to the columed dome, the building is cast in stunning detail. These vintage bookends are heavily weighted in order to bear the burden of many books. A bronze finish covers the underlying gray metal helping to enhance the pieces’ relief-work. Interestingly, the pediment of the East entrance depicted here has a simple eagle motif with spread wings instead of the true figural scene. These pieces would beautifully adorn any area.
Overall good condition. The bookends have some scratches and a few areas where the bronze finish is flaking due to age. Some remnants of felt on the bottoms, but otherwise these pieces have no apparent damage.
Dimensions: 5.5” H x 4.75” W x 2.75” D (each)