(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 Collections, LLC
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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