The home owners of this beautiful American Colonial home in Waterford, Virginia requested that we create curved wrought iron railings for their brick front entry steps. They desired a style of railing that would compliment their home and also increase safety of the steps. The home owners were inspired by one of Antietam Iron Works curved monkeys tail designs. The design included rope twists on each picket, and a genuine gold leaf detail added to the finials and hand forged balls.
A coat of sizing is applied as an adhesive for the gold leaf.
23.75 Karat Gold Leaf was gilded over the finials and the mid-line ball that were forged in the pickets
This colonial home is in the processes of being beautifully restored to its stately elegance in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. No colonial home is complete with out wrought iron touches. Antietam Iron Works in keeping with this goal created these wrought iron gates in the traditional hairpin design. The gates grace and protect the front entry walk and courtyard. The result is pleasing and eye catching.
Spring latches allow for easy entry through areas where a home owner may pass encumbered by groceries or belonging, but is secure enough to not remain closed when desired.
Antietam Iron Works creates custom wrought iron gates to our clients needs. Each one is hand crafted in Pennsylvania. Explore our Gallery to discover more of our work.
James Gunnell used traditional blacksmithing joinery to make this gate with rivets, collars, and hot punching/drifting; the only way to truly give it the look and feel of handcrafted ancient iron work. Our clients’ main concern was a safe design for their two golden retrievers. The gate needed to have a closed design so that they would be unable to catch their collars. Additionally, a spring latch was chosen to make it easy to get through quickly even when carrying bags of groceries.
This custom wrought iron hardware was also made for the butler pantry. They compliment the kitchen.
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