2 Cast Iron Curtain Tie backs ~ Fleur de Lis Shape with Green & Red paint

These are nice old cast iron tie backs that appear to have been used for many years. They have the remainder of green gold and red paint showing which gives it a wonderful old French look. It appears that they may have had some hand forging done to attach the fleur de lis shapes to the bent pieces of iron. Two screws would hold these to the wall. Iron decorations can really improve the beauty of your home, both inside and out. You may have heard of the names cast and wrought irons, and it's important to know how they differ. Regardless of their differences, both items can become beautiful add-ons to your home, but keep in mind that they are not the same. The main difference between wrought and cast iron is how they are formed. With regards to wrought iron, the metal has been constantly pounded by some tools to give its desired shape. On the contrary, cast iron is the complete opposite of wrought iron, because the iron is directly formed after the liquefied metal was poured into a preformed molding container, giving the iron its shape (after it has solidified).

Measures: 8" L x 3 1/4" W

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Item ID: MISC570


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