“La Foret” wrought iron fire screen by Edgar William Brandt (French, 1880 - 1960)
“La Foret” an elegant hammered and patinated black wrought iron fire screen with openwork decoration depicting leaping wild boar and dear amongst an interlacing foliage of oak leaves and acorns.
The decoration edged by Brandt’s Assyrian scrollwork. Stamped “E Brandt”. French, circa 1925.
For a similar model see "Edgar Brandt" by Joan Kahr, published by Harry Abrams, New-York, 1999, and another taller example exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see page 152, “Edgar Brandt Art Deco Ironwork” by Joan Kahr, published 2010 by Schiffer Publishing
Edgar Brandt was a consummate artist-blacksmith who combined traditional forging methods with emerging technologies of the machine age, and produced objects d'art and embellished buildings and monuments in the Art Deco, designing and fabricating some of the most beautiful architectural and decorative ironwork of his age.
This a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes.
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