Old authentic picture-rail hooks are somewhat scarce today. This piece of hardware hung, or fastened, from the molding at the top of a Victorian room and a long cord and picture were suspended from it. Reproductions are manufactured today, but they are nothing like the old ones.
This piece is brass and has the hammered pattern on the exposed side. It measures 1 5/8 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. We have lightly cleaned the hook.
The Old Hardware Store specializes in acquiring the odd and unusual, the old and the authentic. We have been doing so for sixteen years.