Indian Parma granite tops a console made from a 19th century Charleston balcony railing with bronze mounts, zinc finials, and a bleached mahogany handrail.
The lamp is one of a pair, fabricated from American Gothic Revival fence posts from Philadelphia, circa 1840-1860. They are French-wired and the figurine stands holding the sockets utilize the original support structures, on the sides of the miniature posts..
Specializing in architectural salvage, one category we carry is antique and vintage decorative ironwork from the 19th and 20th centuries, gathered from around the world.
Available are window guards, flat panels, and fragments, in both wrought and cast iron, that can be fabricated into decorative ironwork for gates, console & side tables, vintage lighting and custom lamps, with a little imagination and the help of a good blacksmith.
Remember, regardless of current configuration, wrought iron is malleable for re-fabrication into a variety of beautiful accents for the home and garden.
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19th century Egyptian fencing with the Ankh symbol.
Cast Iron bench ends with cypress and pecky cypress,
The demilune console, one of a pair, is fabricated from 19th, 20th, and 21st, century wrought iron. Using early 20th century gate toppers as the legs, the apron and support bar at the bottom are 19th century iron struts, embossed with leaves and vines, and the ball feet are 21st century. The bullnose granite top, shot with quartz, ties in the color of the rust finish of the base.
19th century figural fireplace surround in cast iron, 'married' with "Fountain of Youth' summer screen.
1011 A St. Andrews Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407
Brackets, made of hand-wrought iron, utilizing a variety of 19th century tecniques are combined with two hundred year old heart pine piazza handrails, from one of the Pinkney mansions downtown, for one of a kind shelves.
Cupid and Psyche in cast iron.
Architectural Antiques & Design
This is one of a pair of iron tables utilizing twin early 19th century Egyptian transom guards, paired with twin antique, Rosa del Monte marble tops. The bases, waxed at the time of fabrication, mimic the ‘lyre' design in the guards, and were made to allow the grills to slide into the framework, without the need for welding the antique pieces into the base.
For centuries, the delicate curves of hand-wrought iron and the decorative details duplicated in sand-cast iron have added beauty and strength to the homes and gardens of The South.