Category: Wrought iron

Renaissance travel suitcase from Flanders

Renaissance travel suitcase. Middle ages furniture design. Ancient Flanders craftsmanship.

Travel suitcase 1475

Renaissance travel suitcase from Flanders.

Medieval craftsmanship from the late Middle Ages. A travel suitcase from Flanders in the Renaissance period in the 15th century. The case has extremely artfully, hand forged fittings and ornaments. The piece of furniture is on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Cooking knives, Solingen Germany

Antique Cooking knives, Solingen Germany.

Cooking knives, Solingen Germany.

Antique Cooking knives, Solingen Germany.

Bunch of beautiful old types cooking knives.
The figure shows different forms of cooking knives from different eras of the 20th century.
The left blade is from the 1970s. Labeled with “Frauenlob”. The second knife from the left belongs to the 1960’s. The third from left was forged in the 1950s. This fourth from left, is a butcher knife from the 1940s. The knife first from right belongs to the beginning of 1900 or before and is hand-forged.

Farmers cleaver. Manufactured in 19th century.

Hand-forged cleaver. Old farmers tool, blacksmith Art. Ancient craftsmanship

Old farmers cleaver

Antique Farmers cleaver. Bohemian Forest, Manufactured about 1850.

Another tool i have found at the old bavarian farm. This cleaver was used to beat the big beets into small pieces. This was then used as animal feed for the winter. The handle of the tool is not seen here. It is 2.50 meters long. The blade is 35 cm in diameter and weights 400 gr. This could be cleaved with great force. Marked with guarantor R 320.

Altes Bauern Werkzeug. Schmiedekunst um 1850. Gekennzeichnet mit Garant R 320.

Handgeschmiedetes Beil von einem Bauernhof aus dem Böhmerwald, Deutschland. Dieses Beil wurde benutzt um die großen Futterrüben in kleine Stücke zu schlagen. Dieses wurde dann als Tierfutter für den Winter verwendet. Der Stiel des Werkzeuges ist hier nicht zu sehen. Er ist 2,50 Meter lang. Dadurch konnte mit großer Wucht gespalten werden. Die Klinge is Im Durchmesser 35 cm lang. Ca. 400 gr. schwer

Balustrade wrought iron. Italy c.1650

Antique wrought iron balustrades and balcony craftsmen. Italy design

Balustrade, wrought iron 1650

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