Today, I finally got the opportunity to talk to the lady of the house and her sister, and neither of them knew anything about where the design came from or what it represented.
The house has been in their family since the 1950’s and will soon be 100 years old. For them, the design has always been there.
When I showed it to Chuck, he suggested that they were just unique pieces parts of old buildings and maybe they were laid upside down. So I rotated it.
That changes the whole look of the design. The “egg” looks recessed instead of raised and the other piece now looks like it has corbeling that goes up and out.
What do you think? What could they be? Where could they have come from?