Iron fencing - is it old? Where is it from?
Hi everyone! I purchased this great piece of iron fence recently from a well-known local antiques shop. Sadly, I purchased this piece about 3 weeks after the owner passed away, and his brother was struggling to run the shop. His brother, unfortunately, couldn't tell me anything about it. He said that his brother's most recent buying trips had been in the southern part of Italy, the northeastern U.S. and Stockholm. But he also said that his brother could have purchased it elsewhere entirely, so who knows.
It is HEAVY. It took 3 big guys to load it onto my truck. It doesnt look heavy; my husband scoffed at me when I said he might need help to unload it and then we had to recruit neighbors to help!
I love it. I don't care if I find out that it's total reprod, made in 1998, worth 5% of what I paid for it, etc. but I'm just curious if anyone has any idea about when, where, and how it was produced.
Thanks in advance!
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