Wrought iron is an iron alloy with low carbon content, making it a tough, yet malleable material. This allows smiths and metalworkers to craft elaborate designs and ornate decorative motifs. The open scrollwork on this pair of 20th century wrought iron gates from France is exquisite, with volutes of various sizes forming a beautiful Roman-style arabesque pattern.
There are three distinctive patterns that adorn the main body of the gates, with each section separated by a horizontal crossbar. The bottom portion features S-scrolls with angular central bends, separated by vertical bars that run through all three segments. These vertical bars form attachment points for the outward flaring volute scrolls of the middle region. The top is embellished with smaller volutes, orientated inwards and arranged around a lozenge border.
Near the top is a sharply curved crossbar, topped with more volute scrolls rising upwards. The hinges are still intact, with three gudgeons affixed to each gate along the tallest vertical rod. Corresponding pintles are attached to the detached slender posts (please see photos for details). Our scrolled wrought iron gates from France have a great rust/light brown patina and would look fabulous as an entrance to a garden or interior courtyard.
CONDITION: Good condition, with light rubs and buildup. The original finish has been professionally removed, resulting in a well-worn patina. Please see photos for details.