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CASE STUDY

HISTORIC RESTORATION

We were contacted by a client in Philadelphia about historic balcony railings and terrace railings. The original wrought iron railings were approximately 100 years old and some were in a state of neglect. The original balconies had been originally mounted to the wood structure with two rows of brick laid in front, making the mountings totally inaccessible.

Historic Restoration Gallery

The elements of rain, salt, and sun can be devastating to a beautifully crafted project, even if created by renowned Philadelphia artist and blacksmith Samuel Yellin or artist Edgar Brandt. While their work still adorns home on the east coast and beyond, maintaining the beautiful iron fence, driveway gates, and terrace railings can be a significant challenge.

The elements of rain, salt, and sun can be devastating to a beautifully crafted project, even if created by renowned Philadelphia artist and blacksmith Samuel Yellin or artist Edgar Brandt. While their work still adorns home on the east coast and beyond, maintaining the beautiful iron fence, driveway gates, and terrace railings can be a significant challenge.

While doing an ironworks historic restoration project can be daunting, especially if the project was in a state of neglect, the rewards of giving a new lease on life to a exceptional project is always rewarding.