In just 17 days, for an as-yet-unknown sum, you could take ownership of an iron gate. Not just any iron gate, mind you. A work of whimsy and commitment. Starting bid? $35,000. Estimated to go for $70,000-$90,000. Not overpriced, in my opinion.
Where’s this being sold? Guernsey’s Urban Archeology auction. And my goodness, look at what else is on the block. More wrought iron, here avec bunny.
If you’ve no need for a balustrade, surely you want a lantern. No additional details available beyond the metal thorns and flowers.
But you might want to switch eras, might prefer industrial lighting.
Or to travel overseas, to Place de la Concorde. For a mermaid.
Archeological artifacts feel far more historical to me than furniture or even art. As though stuff affixed to the ground carries time like dirt on its feet. If I were to build that imaginary house in Napa – the modern one of plywood and concrete and glass – I’d install St. Patrick’s iron gates at the entry. Imagine them against lavender, and a plain wooden front door up a hill.