When you think of memorable country estates you often think of the wonderful Wrought iron Gates that grace the pillared entrances . The gate is truly the welcome mat to the property . In Years past there was alot of thought that went into the design of the elegant scrollwork and interesting ornaments to give the visual effect that the deigners and Architects where envisioning. Often Times they were utilizing designs that traveled from the French and English countryside and reached back centuries . The Architect and Clients love of this art form of the forge was a true transending collaboration. Wrought iron was a standard of luxury and clientsthat were building exclusive residences needed the security and the elegance that the metal would provide. The wonderful hand made gate is hard to come by today but with the right Designer and Artist Blacksmith this is still possible. When one views a Hand forged gate it celebrates your arrival and you get a sense of tradition and perminence. You can feel the hammermarks of the craftsman that are frozen in time . It is the uniqeness of its one of a kind surface and texture incororated in the finished product that is the true rareity .
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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.
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