Easily customized to fit exact needs of furniture. This brass railing was originally used on sideboards in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It was also seen on shelves as a plate rack, securing dishes. This brass gallery rail is also handy in keeping books from toppling off shelves. Its uses are endless. Install gallery rail in a pattern to suit your needs. It is more impressive than pictured. This gallery rail is solid brass, well made and pleasing to look at.