Ensemble de jardin “Fougères” en fonte

4 800

Sweden Ca.1900. Repainted by our workshop with Farrow&Ball paint.

Width: 147cm/ 57.9inch
Height: 88cm/ 34.6inch
Depth: 57cm/ 22.4inch
Hauteur d’assise: 43cm/ 16.9inch
Width: 70cm/27.6inch
Height: 84cm/ 33.1inch
Depth: 50cm/19.7inch
Hauteur d’assise: 43cm/ 16.9inch


Rapid progress in the cast-iron industry, combined with the material's malleability, made it a great success with architects and sculptors from the 1820s onwards. Cast iron, the industrial product par excellence, is the result of the alloying of iron and carbon at variable rates. Extremely malleable, it can be used to mold a variety of elements. This made it possible for sculptors and industrialists to mass-produce pieces and objects that were distributed on a large scale.

Cast iron has many applications in public spaces. In particular, it is used in a variety of "urban furniture" elements. Lighting fixtures, Morris columns, kiosks, numerous fountains, public benches, railings, signposts, regulation holders, hydrants, fire hydrants, letterboxes...

Cast iron ornaments belong simultaneously to the field of industrial art, i.e. art produced by industry, and to the field of decorative arts.