I try to only engage in uninformed speculation only if I'm writing fiction. LOL!
Could it be a piece of a stove that burns wood? I have been reading about Wagner cast iron . I am trying to date a skillet. . I
Let's see. It is a portion of an architectural gingerbread on a building in a ghost town located in Green County, IN.
I like John and Nan's guess. I'm going to say part of a Japanese lantern. Yard decor. Had neighbors who had giant ones in their yard in Maryland.