RARE SARAH SYMONDS “FENCE” CAST IRON DOORSTOP. Sarah’s goods were made through very complex stages which produced fine details. She was a skillful marketer, advertising souvenir mementos for tourists. Symonds was widely known for her figurines and bas relief plaques of historic sites throughout New England. Her door knockers and doorstops are highly collectible, and their values continue to rise. This beautifully detailed doorstop depicts a white garden fence with an urn-shaped final. Behind and above the fence are blooming rose bushes. A brick walkway is in front of the fence. The inspiration for this doorstop came from the Peirce-Nichols House, a famous old residence in Salem. The house was built in the Georgian style in 1792 for Jerathmiel Peirce. In 1801, the house was remodeled and at that time, the front fence was crafted with decorative urns. The doorstop stands about 8″ tall and measures approximately 4 1/2″ wide. The back side of the rose bush portion is painted dark green and the back of the fence finial is painted white. The front edge of the walkway has remnants of the original markings, which appear to have once read “NICHOLS HOUSE” and SARAH W. This doorstop is pictured on page 162 in the book ” Doorstops ” by Jeanne Bertoia. It’s guaranteed to be an original Sarah Symonds doorstop and NOT a modern reproduction (this doorstop has not been reproduced). Condition of this vintage doorstop is VERY GOOD and much better than most examples I’ve seen photos of. The paint has some nicks, especially on the front edge of the base, but is all original with no touch up. Overall, this doorstop looks great and displays well. It would make a fine addition to any collection. Please take a close look at the many photos I’ve provided and judge condition for yourself. See my other listings. For more great items! Closeup of Top Portion. Closeup of Bottom Portion. Remnants of Markings on Front. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let me know. I will insure this item at my own expense. Txzj pxzj11575 txzj-11 txzj85 txzj115. The item “RARE Sarah Symonds Fence Cast Iron Doorstop Door Stop Peirce Nichols House Salem” is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “virginia_quailman” and is located in Waynesboro, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Maker: Sarah W. Symonds
- Type: Doorstops
- Age: Circa 1900
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Style: Victorian
- Title: Fence With Flowers & Shrubs