This is the dining room bay on the north side of the 1894 Cross House. The edge windows are curved. The Long Bedroom is above.
Last week I removed the dining room stained-glass windows for restoration. While doing so, an opportunity was afforded to take some close-up images! A pair of brackets visually hold up the second-floor, and this was a common detail for architect Charles Squires. There is another such bay on the south side. The petite ceiling is beautifully mitered beadboard.
The brackets are also nicely mitered.
The brackets are like protective arms nestling rather astounding gigantic swirls. Ya’ gotta love Squires for doing this.
The brackets have some subtle carved detailing on their sides.
In short, in a couple of square feet there is a LOT of wondrous detailing going on. Sadly, none of this exuberance has been noticed for decades, the results of unflattering and poor paint jobs.
But, as was shown dramatically with the Before/After images of the Diamond Brooch on the north side, a good paint job in complementary colors can do wonders for a 122-year-old-girl.