Antique Cast Iron House of Seven Gables Doorstop. Rather rare & desirable doorstop designed by Sarah Symonds. Shown in “The Doorstop Book” By John & Nancy Smith on page 235. The House of the Seven Gables is a colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts. The House was built in 1668 by Captain John Turner. The mansion was made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book, “The House of Seven Gables” written in 1850. The Book’s Setting was inspired by Hawthorne’s cousin Susanna Ingersoll who once owned the house and by Hawthorne’s other ancestors who had played a role in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Sarah Symonds once had a gift shop across from the House of Seven Gables. This Doorstop was made to commemorate its restoration in 1909. Very good to excellent condition with minor paint loss. All original, has not been re-touched. Measures 8 1/2 inches long, 4 3/4 inches tall and weighs 6.2 lbs. The item “Antique Cast Iron House of Seven Gables Doorstop” is in sale since Saturday, July 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “coins_and_antiques” and is located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Doorstops
- Primary Material: Cast Iron
- Age: 1900-1940
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: U.S.A.
- Weight: 6.2 lbs