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Bracket

Bracket

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    373-1896

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114a, case WS

Physical description

Wrought iron bracket with elaborate scrollwork, foliage and panelled borders, made in England, 18th century

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 53.5 cm, Width: 49 cm, Depth: 4 cm

Descriptive line

Ironwork bracket with scrollwork, foliage and panelled borders, wrought iron, made in England, 18th century

Labels and date

THREE BRACKETS
Wrought iron
England; 18th century

Wrought iron brackets had and still have many uses, including supports for shelves, inn signs, trade signs, landings, lanterns and hoods or canopies over doorways. They provided an ideal opportunity for displaying technical skill, and often reflect contemporary ornamental designs. These three examples show typical 18th-century decorative motifs: elaborate scrollwork, foliage and panelled borders.

From left to right: Museum Nos. 484-1893, 258-1896, 373-1896 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Foliage; Panels (ornament areas)

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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