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Mid 19th Century Wrought Iron Gates Attributed to Pugin

An important pair of Victorian wrought iron gates, in Gothic style, the top rail as an undulating band of trefoils above an intricate arrangement of strapwork roundels, shepherds crook finials, with raspberry terminals, masterfully executed by the workshop of John Hardman of Birmingham (1811-1867), the design attributed to A.W.N. Pugin, designer of the interiors of Parliament. Circa: 1847

Originally mounted at the entrance to Burton Close a striking early Victorian country house in Derbyshire, the house and gardens were designed in 1846 by Sir Joseph Paxton for John Allcard, built 1847-48, and remodeled and expanded by Allcard's son William after his father's death in 1856. The interior of the house was the creation of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in conjunction with the builder George Myers, London decorator J.G. Crace, and John Hardman all of whom frequently worked with Pugin. Design elements attributable to Pugin's other work are present in the gates, much of the interior metalwork on the inside of the house was designed by Pugin, and his close connection with Hardman make it extremely likely that these gates are a Pugin design.

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