Dallemagne Henry Rene
Decorative Antique Ironwork: A Pictorial Treasury
Santrauka: 415 b&w plates with over 4500 objects, assembled by the scholar and collector Henry Rene d'Allemagne in 1924. A remarkable, broad, and well-photographed trove of decorative iron which, based upon the images in this book, appears to be the most malleable, subtle, impressive, and beautiful substance humans have ever made. Rare volume illustrates the history of European decorative ironwork from Roman times to the 19th century. Over 4,500 outstanding examples of antique ironwork are illustrated on 415 plates: grilles, locks and padlocks, escutcheons, doorknobs, hinges and mountings, signs and brackets, jewelry, toilet accessories, key rings, handbag frames, liturgical objects, and much, much more.