The ornamentation of Victorian-era homes was the stuff of fancy. The iconic and recognizable architecture of this time period really has the ability to capture the fascination of passers-by with even the small and beautiful details. Iron cresting was an essential component of many high style Victorian homes in the later 19th century. Like the cherry on top, the ornate ironwork added the finishing touch to an elaborate Second Empire era home. These sections of cresting no longer have mounting facets, so they sit flat. There is a wonderful dimension to the casting with incised details and they would make beautiful decorative objects.