Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114e, case WN []

Physical description

Gates made of cut wrought iron, with a perspective effect created by the upright bars.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron


Height: 140 cm, Width: 187 cm, Depth: 13.5 cm

Descriptive line

Gates, wrought iron, cut, North Italy, 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

pls.38, 50
Griggs, W. Iron work : 53 plates, from objects and drawings in the South Kensington Museum, reproduced by W. Griggs. London : W. Griggs & Sons Ltd., 1898.
Ingram, H. V. Wrought-iron Gates. Country Life. Jan. 20th 1950. pp. 156-157.
Hall, Michael. No Barriers to the Imagination. Country Life. Sept. 3rd 1992. pp.54-55.

Labels and date

Wrought iron
North Italy; 17th century

The scale suggests that they are altar gates. The perspective effect created by the upright bars shows the influence of Swiss ironwork.

Museum No. 664-1888



Wrought iron


Forging (metal forming); Cutting


Metalwork; Ironwork


Metalwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.

  • Copyright: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. All Rights Reserved