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Coat stand

Coat stand

  • Place of origin:

    Shropshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Coalbrookdale Company (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast iron, painted

  • Museum number:

    M.134-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114a, case WS []

Physical description

Coat and umbrella stand made of cast iron. The stand is black and white and features ornamental foliage, along with cast iron scallop shell plates that are painted white and are present to the foot of the stand.

Place of Origin

Shropshire (made)

Date

ca. 1850-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Coalbrookdale Company (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Cast iron, painted

Dimensions

Height: 197 cm, Width: 68 cm

Descriptive line

Coat and umbrella stand, cast iron, by the Coalbrookdale Company, Shropshire, ca. 1850-1900

Labels and date

COAT AND UMBRELLA STAND
Cast iron
England; 1850-1900

The cast iron hall-stand was an essential part of Victorian house furnishing. This example was produced by the Coalbrookdale Company, Shropshire, and is one of a wide variety of stand designs featured in their catalogues during the mid to late 19th century, most of which reflect the hignly ornamented taste of the period. The cast iron scallop shell plates at the foot of the stand are painted white in imitation of porcelain.

Museum No. M.134-1978 [07/1994]

Materials

Cast iron

Techniques

Casting; Painting

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork; Household objects

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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