This vintage book contains a historical account of English Ironwork, being a detailed analysis of seventeenth and eighteenth century English smithery with a particular focus on influential craftsmen. This profusely illustrated volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history and development of ironwork, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Mediaeval gates", "Renaissance Gates", "The Work of Jean Tijou, 1690-1710", "The School of Smiths after Tijou", "Robert Bakewell, 1707-30", "The Brothers Roberts, 1719-30", "William Edney, 1710-40", "The English School of Smiths", "The Work of Thomas Robinson, 1697-1720", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on metal work. First published in 1911.