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Balcony panel

The Carron Iron Company in Falkirk and the Adam brothers pioneered the use of cast iron in Neoclassical decoration. Balcony fronts provided elegant, linear ornament for the long, unified façades of Neoclassical architecture. These included the Adelphi Buildings, designed and built by the Adam brothers in 1768-72. Such usage rapidly promoted the fashion for using cast iron as architectural ornament.

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c. 1773-75
Cast iron
865.0 x 1475.0mm
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