This spectacular treasury of antique ornamental ironwork designs will delight antique lovers, graphic artists, and anyone interested in inspired decorative flourishes from a bygone era. More than 675 finely detailed illustrations, selected from a rare turn-of-the-century publication, provide striking examples of decorative designs for balconies, gates, window grilles, staircases, doorways, and other architectural features. Commercial artists and craftworkers can choose from a remarkable variety of motifs — from intricate, gracefully executed floral, foliated, and geometric elements to patterns that are exceptionally elegant in their simplicity. Each design is painstakingly reproduced in this inexpensive, royalty-free collection. The book offers a rich source of inspiration and usable material that will add panache to a host of art and craft projects.