Cast Iron Birds, Flowers and Ferns a feature of the Cast Iron of Yesteryear
Many heritage designs of cast iron lacework and balustrade had a range of interesting features carved into them ,including birds flowers and ferns
Boston fern appeared in the late 1880’s and early 1890’s. It was seen predominantly in and around Melbourne, it was one of many designs featuring the Australian ferns in particular the tree fern, as it is seen in the Fishfern design.
The Birdsville design illustrates the sulphur crested cockatoo, this design originated around 1880 in and around the country towns and cities of NSW. It was registered by D&R Bradford on 3.12.1884
A magnificent verandah panel featuring the cockatoo was registered on 3.12.1884 as was the lacework, an example of this design can be seen in Picton NSW.