Wrought iron has been coveted for thousands of years because of its malleability and strength. It is manipulated or “wrought” into intricate designs and utilized in any number of decorative applications that also require strength and toughness, such as fences, banisters, railings, gates, furniture and yes, even doors.
Wrought iron doors are usually inlaid with clear or frosted tempered glass, to highlight the intricacies of the design. A wrought iron door is quite simply, a work of usable art, which is a pretty amazing concept in itself! Wrought iron doors and gates are often used in Mediterranean architecture, but also in ancient Gothic architecture, some of the most famous in this country being the buildings of the famous women’s school, Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. It has a formal, stately look that lends itself well to traditional architecture in neighborhoods all over the U.S. and Europe.
Wrought iron makes a beautiful, statement-making front entry door, but can also be used on interior doors to stunning effect. Because of its beautiful intricacy, it can work with almost any style of home — traditional, cottage, rustic, even modern. Often, wrought iron with glass is inset into wood doors and is a beautiful embellishment to what might otherwise be an ordinary door. It’s a material with a reputation for adding a touch of elegance to a home or building, which is one of the reasons it’s endured through centuries and continues to be used today.
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