A stunning, rare, and highly decorative Victorian 18th Century cast iron hall stand by the famous Coalbrookdale Company, Ironbridge, Shropshire. Incredible detailing and craftsmanship throughout - a testament to why the Coalbrookdale makers are held in the highest regard throughout the world of antiques and interiors - a true investment piece. A matching example of this rare piece now resides in the Victoria and Albert Museums permanent collection and can be viewed via their website, along with a later hall stand designed by Christopher Dresser. The Coalbrookdale Company of Shropshire, England, was founded in 1709 and was famed for its cast iron work.
In the 1840s, the companys chairman, Francis Darby, began developing lines of decorative furniture, designed in the ornate styles of the Renaissance, Gothic Revival and Rococo periods. Given its strength and resistance to rust, cast iron was ideal for the outdoors and for certain types of hall furniture.It was more economical to manufacture than wrought iron and featured at Londons Great Exhibition of 1851. Queen Victoria herself became a client. The incredibly intricate design work briefly comprises of having 5 coat and hat double hooks with foliate shell accents, tear drop shaped umbrella holders, intricate pierced design to front and 2 shell shaped, removable umbrella / stick trays to base, all supported on 3 twisted columns. The stand is fully stamped (see detailed pictures) - Diamond registration mark to underside of removable shells - Diamond registration mark to rear of front - N0.19 stamp to rear of front - Registration mark'C-B-DALE Co to rear - along with underside of base stamp No. This hall stand is illustrated in the 1875 Coalbrookdale catalogue section II, page 223 No 119. In totally original condition - lovely patina / wear in all the right places - some surface corrosion to underside of base and a few lower underside edges but overall pretty amazing for approx. Please see detailed pictures for overall condition - no breaks / repairs anywhere - any inspection welcome - please feel free to arrange a viewing. Dimensions: approx: HEIGHT: 194cm - WIDTH: 72cm - DEPTH: 34cm. In summary a truly stunning example of the best in Victorian design and craftsmanship from the most famous and renowned British foundry that would compliment any interior and a real true future investment. Follow us on Instagram'vintage_industries' -'Like' us on Facebook to see our latest finds, lots of additional pictures, exclusive offers, etc.
The item "Stunning Antique Coalbrookdale cast iron Hall stand / umbrella stick stand c1850" is in sale since Monday, February 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Stands".
The seller is "vintageindustries" and is located in Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.