Aug 24, 2020
Aug 24, 2020
Aug 24, 2020
Aug 24, 2020

Railing for the Cleveland Play House

Railing for the Cleveland Play House

c. 1927


Rose Iron Works

(American, Cleveland, est. 1904)

Wrought iron, brass

81.3 x 208.3 x 32.4 cm (32 x 82 x 12 3/4 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2020.219



Rose Iron Works produced traditional styles of wrought iron before venturing into more modern designs. This railing for the Cleveland Play House reflects the mid-18th-century French Rococo taste with a modern adaptation of traditionalist styles, particularly seen in the emblazoned monogram of the owner. Its open, airy composition disguises the incredible technique that was required to achieve such lyrical lines.

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