I am gathering information on decorative wrought ironwork of the 17th 18th and 19th centuries. I was aware of the original book by Contet but this was unavailable. So the Dover publication was the alternative option/5(4). English Wrought Ironwork, Mediaeval & Early Renaissance - A Portfolio of Full Size Details by Small, Tunstall and Woodbridge, Christopher and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Where ironwork has gone missing, the information can help to inform the design of replica work. There are few books on decorative historical ironwork and the small number there are highlight the fact that, overall, the subject of wrought ironwork has been insufficiently studied and is a . English Wrought Ironwork of The Late 17th & early 18th centuries: A Portfolio of full-size details. Small, Tunstall & Woodbridge, Christopher Published by The Architectural Press (c. ) ().
Buy English Ironwork of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 1 by Gardner, J. Starkie (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). The ironwork examples are organized according to the uses of ironwork, such as gratings that protect doors and windows, entries and gates from Europe in the Middle Ages, through the artistic creations of the 17th and 18th centuries up to works of our own day. Balconies and stairways, arbors, fencing, and church gratings provide exceptional. Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon (less than %) content in contrast to cast iron (% to 4%). It is a semi-fused mass of iron with fibrous slag inclusions (up to 2% by weight), which gives it a "grain" resembling wood that is visible when it is etched or bent to the point of failure. Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile, corrosion-resistant and easily welded. Many of the best examples of wrought-iron work perished during the wars, the general troubles of the times, and during the Revolution; much of it was re-forged to make arms. But the engravings of the period show very clearly the development of designs, especially of those at the end of the 17th and beginning of the l8th :
The evolution of architectural cast ironwork in the 19th century has its stylistic roots firmly embedded in earlier wrought iron forms, and the significant wrought ironwork of smiths such as Jean Tijou in the 17th century had a lasting influence into the 20th century. The restoration of wrought iron is discussed and ironwork examples are organized according to their uses, such as gratings that protect doors and windows, entries and gates from Europe in the Middle Ages, artistic creations of the 17th and 18th centuries, and works of our own tive IronworkBrand: Margarete Baur-Heinhold. The ironwork examples are organized according to the uses of ironwork, such as gratings that protect doors and windows, entries and gates from Europe in the Middle Ages, through the artistic creations of the 17th and 18th centuries up to works of our own day. H-hinges are common in the late 17th and 18th Centuries; 17th century examples usually have decorative ends, later ones are usually plain. A variant is the very common L-hinge or HL-hinge, used for internal doors in the late 17th and 18th century.