Iron is the most common element on the planet, forming much of its inner and outer core. As a less durable metal than silver or gold, its ancient use is not certain, though smelted iron (it is smelted to separate it from other elements) has been traced back to 3500 BC, in Egypt.
Ironwork has a wide use in interiors–as poster-bed frames, wrought-iron chairs, stair railings, and curtain poles. It’s inexpensive, durable and can be bent to any shape and painted any colour. We commission most of our curtain poles and furnishings from local blacksmiths and metal fabricators. That way we get exactly what we want.