Naturalistic painted green heavy cast iron garden chairs in the style of Coalbrookdale Iron Foundary. The well-defined rounded back splat and arms with uniquitous fern and clusters of blackberry motif. Comfortable and shapely iron pierced scrolled design seat, with foliage cast on both inner and outer surfaces of the legs. An identical third chair on a larger scale is available for additional purchase.
*The original design, number 113617, was registered and patented by the Coalbrookdale Iron Foundry at the Public Record Office on 30th April, 1858 and is chair number S 29 in their 1875 Castings Catalogue, Section III, page 272.
*The height of the Naturalism period was during 1850-1914, featuring Rococo revival scrolls with leaves and berries.
*During the late 19th century the industrial revolution was at its height as lumber became scarce due to the timber industry extreme logging. As prices increased producers of furniture and accessories had to look at other alternative materials. Production using iron, bronze and steel evolved during this time. Typically made for the wealthy and elite, iron furniture was designed to be functional and sturdy for use in the garden, parlor or living room. Britain led the world's Industrial Revolution in the mid-19th century, by 1896 the US was the world leader.
Style: Rococo Revival
Creator: In the style of Coalbrookdale Iron Foundary
Place of Origin: New York, USA
Period: Circa 1880
Dimensions: Height: 28.5 in. (72.39 cm)Width: 22.25 in. (56.52 cm)Depth: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Seat Height: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)
Condition: Excellent antique condition
Wear: Consistent with age
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