This architectural "mutule" was salvaged from the soffit of a 1790 inn, located in Glade Spring, Virginia. A mutule is a decorative, projecting block on the visible underside of a soffit or Doric cornice. The 9.75" x 8" wooden mutules feature solid wood construction with an interesting array of 18 guttae, or round projections. The design was derived from the ends of wooden rafters in early Greek temples and are the equivalent of Corinthian modillions. Mutules are found in classical Greek and Roman architecture, and are present on the Pantheon in Athens, Greece.
History: Salvaged from the 1790 Old Glade Stagecoach Inn, located in Glade Spring, Virginia. The Inn was built in 1790 and renovated in 1840. This mutule was featured on the DIY Network show, "Salvage Dawgs", Season 3, Episode 2.
Measurements: 9-3/4" x 8" x 1-1/2"
Condition: Good condition for age and exposure to elements. Allover paint loss and patina. Of the 8 pieces currently available, 5 are complete and intact. Three are complete but in two pieces that can be reattached.