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gates mansion cast bronze door plate set

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gates mansion cast bronze door plate set

650.00

1 set available

AA# H20157

The Gates mansion, built by barbed wire mogul Charles Gates in 1913, had a footprint of 38,000 square feet and is the largest home ever built in Minneapolis. No expense was spared in the home's furnishings, and the hardware was a work of art unto itself.

This cast bronze door plate set was painstakingly reproduced, using a method of wax casting, from the home's original door hardware.  Each massive plate features an intricately detailed and highly dimensional serpent emerging from textured waves to form the door handle. The colors are exquisite as well, ranging from gold to bronze to mauve, shimmering even in the faintest glint of light.

The Gates home was put up for sale in the 1930's but was demolished when no buyers stepped forward. Although there remain few physical traces of the mansion that barbed wire built, at least one lives on in this remarkable and one of a kind set of hardware.

C.A. 2017 (based on design circa 1913)
Condition: Excellent
Finish: Original
Country of origin: USA


Measurements: 19" long x 3" wide x 2.75" deep

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