Balustrade wrought iron. Italy c.1650
Said to be from Knowle House, Wiltshire. This may have been made for ecclesiastical use, perhaps to surround a tomb or to seal off a chapel. It probably comes from the Tyrol region in North Italy, near the border, since the flattened foliage and stylized bunches of grapes show the influence of Austrian and South German designs.
Credit: V&A Museum London