This ideal archive of ornamental ironwork designs, painstakingly reprinted from a unprecedented French quantity, comprises 1,100 illustrations of problematic motifs used to give a boost to such various architectural parts as doorway and balcony grilles, gates, lawn seats, door panels, columns, and funeral monuments.
Among the illustrations are complicated, finely targeted photographs of diminutive rosettes, hat hooks, doorknobs, and clotheshorses; iron fencing for cemetery plots; water fountains, candelabra, steel bench frames, lawn urns, gargoyles, umbrella stands, finials, and crosses; designs for friezes and moldings; and lots of different sorts of enhance vintage ironwork. All pieces are recognized by means of English translations of the unique French captions.
An priceless supply of knowledge for artwork historians, craftsmen, sellers, creditors, preservationists—someone concerned with historical ironwork—this marvelous treasury of copyright-unfastened pictures shall be welcomed as neatly by means of business artists, designers, and craftspeople as a wealthy supply of visible idea and right away usable artwork.