Some elemental points on Boston ironwork . By HammersmithStudios

 Some elemental points on  Boston ironwork . By HammersmithStudios

Boston’s Wrought ironwork has a very distinctive flavor . It is Decidedly English in Nature. The work produced by the working blacksmiths and Wrought iron craftsmen were from Old world stock and truly understood the design vocabulary of the designs set out by the Architects of the Boston Area. In particular they were well versed in the decorative style of the Georgian style English work with its very straight laced decorative designs and the use of rectangle stock was all hints to its origins. Another important feature was the use of Repousse foliage and Acanthus leafwork .The leaf work was of a more stout material as to be able to withstand the ravages of the Boston Weather. Decorative banding or collars were for the most part made in a more molding shape versus the flat stock type. the use of mechanical fasteners such as screws and rivets were used for all fittings of the structure of the gates or fences . Some other interesting decorative elements employed were things such as flame twist and hand forged picket points with very fancy spire or obelisk shapes as finials which were very common on the better work produced.

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Custom Hand forged door grille

 Custom Hand forged door grille

This hand forged Door grille was designed by Hammersmith Studios for a client in Brookline Ma. It has !4 woodland creatures as well as plants insects Flowers . It was completely hand forged using traditional techniques and joinery.


Custom Designed winerack

Custom Designed winerack

This Wine Rack was Designed by Hammersmith Studios For a client in Marblehead Ma.
It incorporates a Newport shell design and hand forged grapes and leaves .There is a hand hammered copper hood and forged iron frame . It stand 54 inch tall and is 2 and a half feet wide.


Custom Forged Table lamp

Custom Forged Table lamp

This is a Custom Forged Table lamp Hammersmith Studios made some time ago.
It is made of mild steel. with mica lenses. the base was made of one piece of eighth inch steel plate and raised with stakes . it was pierced with chisels and chased design was added on the surface . twist rope border and other ellements were applied with rivets.
The center standard was made from a piece of inch and one quarter mild steel mechanical tube which was upset for the acanthus finial . The acanthus was rough forged then carved with chisels. The shade was made of 16 gauge mild steel sheet. which was pierced with chisels and chamfers from the chisel cuts were filed smooth. the panels are riveted together with twisted rib dividers. http://www.hammersmithstudio.com
photo by Steve Gyurina photography.


Custom Hand Forged Bronze Light Bracket and Pendant

Custom Hand Forged Bronze Light Bracket and Pendant

This Custom Hand forged Light Bracket is made of Forged bronze . it was designed by Hammersmith Studios , Its intended use is to Swing between two very large Barbecue grills .The dimensions are 42 inch long and 24 inches tall.The cylinder glass is custom blown and has a finish to reflect a amber mica color. The property in which it is installed is of a English arts and Crafts style and has a abundance of period ironwork and stone carvings .
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Custom Hand forged Door hinges

Custom Hand forged  Door hinges

These Custom forged door hinges were one of four different sets of hinges made for a Romanesque Church in Tennessee.
The hinges were designed by Hammersmith Studios for the firm of Cram and Ferguson architects . the founder of the firm Was Ralph Adams Cram . Mr Cram was A leading Gothic Architect who Believed that the employing and collaborating with Arts and Crafts Artisans and Craftsmen like Samuel Yellin and Frank Koralewsky was of a utmost importance .
Mr Cram believed in the teachings of Social Reformers such as Augustus Welby Pugin , John Ruskin and William Morris.
The Cram firm Created many wonderful churches . One of the greatest is the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. http://www.hammersmithstudio.com


Hand Forged Garden Gate

Hand Forged Garden Gate

This is a Hand forged garden gate Made By Hammersmith Studios for a Property in Dover MA. It is Designed in a 17th century Spanish Style . The Scroll work is completely hand forged with custom die forged Wrought iron Collars which hold the scrolls in place. All Branching scrolls were Fire welded using the Traditional coal forge there are over 300 forge welds in all. the Grounds of this property was designed by the Olmsted Bros. of Boston Ma. The Gate and opening is 8 feet tall and 4 and one half feet wide. http://www.hammersmithstudio.com