Rare English Finial
A carved stone finial in the form of a sheaf of wheat, English, inscribed “EFH” and dated 1882, 45 ins. high, 33.5 ins. wide, 18 ins. deep, on associated contemporary limestone block, 29.5 ins. high, 33.5 ins. wide, 18 ins. deep.
Provenance: By repute, from the Corn Exchange in Birmingham, England, which was demolished in 1955.
Barbara says, "We have conducted extensive research to find the true origin of this piece and believe it most probably came from Birmingham. The term 'Corn Exchange' was used for commodity exchanges that included all products traded".