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Decorative Iron Fences

See pictures of luxurious wrought iron fence designs.

For centuries, the hand-forged beauty of a decorative iron fence has enhanced the architectural beauty of homes, buildings and churches. Many century old houses still have their original iron fencing. Wrought iron fencing was often used in the flower garden because of its beautiful decorative features and for the purposes of separation and of protection. A decorative iron fence imparted a considerable finish when tastefully designed and was crafted in a wide variety of styles and heights that add prestige to any property.

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A grand decorative iron fence design from the early 1800s.

Several varieties of wrought iron fencing are featured here. These examples are from an early 19th century print. Decorative touches in bronze and, in part, gilt were introduced. Decorative iron fence designs were chiefly executed in iron, and the lighter parts were of strong copper wire. These particular examples of wrought iron fencing were suitable to the flower garden but not as fences against cattle, or to separate lawn from pasture or the pasture from the shrubberies.

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A decorative iron fence with custom ironwork designs.

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A simple and classic example of wrought iron fence designs.

A grand decorative iron fence from the early 1800s features diamond shape pattern with inserts of bronze or gilt. The top rail is wide enough to support small planters.

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A decorative iron fence from 1823.

For many years wrought-iron was used in the construction of fences, railings, balustrades, and gates. Wrought iron metal can be incorporated as part of a wood fence design or used purely for an all metal fence. Wrought iron fencing can enhance the theme of an outdoor area and create a visual link from one landscaping area to another.