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Ironwork, Room 114c

Pair of Window Grilles

1500-1600 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A pair of window grilles, wrought iron. Each of rectangular form with shaped shoulders and separate semi-circular upper elements. The frame of square section and the rods of round section. The main grille with closely spaced straight elements in a diagonal pattern, with scrolled ornament at each side; the upper eleements with similar scrolled ornament.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Panel
  • Panel
  • Fanlight
  • Fanlight
Materials and Techniques
Wrought iron
Brief Description
Pair of wrought iron window grilles, Italy, 1500-1600
Physical Description
A pair of window grilles, wrought iron. Each of rectangular form with shaped shoulders and separate semi-circular upper elements. The frame of square section and the rods of round section. The main grille with closely spaced straight elements in a diagonal pattern, with scrolled ornament at each side; the upper eleements with similar scrolled ornament.
Dimensions
  • Height: 1.84m
  • Width: 94cm
Gallery Label
PAIR OF WINDOW GRILLES Wrought iron Italy; C. 1575-1600 Window grilles like these can still be seen in place in Italy, particularly in Venice. The simple but effective pattern of iron-wire trellis work in the grilles complements the more elaborate fleur-de-lys in the fanlights. Museum No. 125-c-1879(07/1994)
Bibliographic Reference
Campbell, Marian. An Introduction to Ironwork. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1985. 48 p., ill. ISBN 0112904157p.31, fig.33
Collection
Accession Number
125 to C-1879

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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