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Fine Art Hand Forged Iron Railing - Every Detail Hand Forged By Our Master Blacksmiths - H J Nick Certified Originals Are Heavy Detailed To World Fine Art Standards (no castings or hollow faux metals) - All Heat Applied Iron Oxide Hand Patina Finished To World Class Antique Collectors Standards - (No Powder Coatings, No Spray On Faux Paint Jobs) - Guaranteed Forever - Order Any Size Or Style - Virtually Maintenance Free - Backed By Our Over Nine Decades Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913.

Designs By H J Nick and Scottsdale Art Factory Are All Handmade in our manufacturing plant based in Scottsdale Arizona has been designing and building some of the worlds finest custom railing for some of the world's finest interior designers with ordinary clients as well as most prominent and successful Persons, C.E.O.s, leaders, royalty and celebrities for the last 97 years. Most of our clients want a design that has a BIG WOW factor as well as elegance. All want investment value wrought iron that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.

We Hand Make All Of Our Metal Products In The Same Hand And Materials As It Has Been Tried And Tested For Hundreds Of Years - To Stand The Test Of Time

Solid Iron, Brass, Copper, And Genuine Precious Metals ( Gold, Silver) Is Available In All Styles

Investment Quality Equals An Appreciable Asset Furnishing, Destined For Antiquity.

Master Crafted In America Since 1913. Our prices are usually lower than lesser quality name brand mass production imports, this is because "We Are The Factory," so don't be fooled by our upscale appearance.

This Is Not A Foreign Made Mass Produced "Famous Brand Name" Fake Import Impostor.

We Custom Build Fine Art Lighting Residential And Commercial

Important Facts You Need To Understand About Wrought Iron this information will inform you and allow you to choose lighting that will appreciate in value.

Our Factory Designers Are Expert At Manufacturing Our Products And Are Not Salesman.

Our Factory Designers Are Instructed To Educate Allowing A Informed Decision

"When Only The Best Will Do"

Choose From Our Designs Or Use Your Design - We Build To Our Hand Made Standards

As Seen On National TV (30 sec)

"This Is The Real McCoy"

Purchase American Made - Invest In "Your" Future.

Investment Quality Equals An Appreciable Asset Furnishing, Destined For Antiquity.

We build only proud to own family heirloom furnishing, rich with family history and priceless heritage. This process begins with you and your family personalizing each piece with your own special design requests. H. J. Nick supervises the details and drafting process with his design team, and upon your approval, we then build your product. Once you receive your item, you can enjoy it secure in the knowledge it will increase in value and become a cherished family heirloom that is guaranteed to stand the test of time.

Historical Origin And Design Inspiration
Jules Aimé Lavirotte (Lyon, March 25, 1864 - Paris, March 1924) was a French architect who designed no fewer than nine buildings still standing in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, or in immediately surrounding arrondissements. His flamboyant work won him acclaim among his contemporaries, and won him the Concours de Façades de la Ville de Paris on at least two occasions: once for the building at 29 Avenue Rapp (1901), and again for the Ceramic Hotel, 34 Avenue de Wagram (1904). Lavirotte was born in Lyon, and went on to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, where he was a pupil of Antoine Georges Louvier (1818-92). He subsequently studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under the tutelage of Paul Blondel (1847-97), and gained his architect's diploma there in 1894.

A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i.e., by using tools to hammer, bend, cut, and otherwise shape it in its non-liquid form. Usually the metal is heated until it glows red or orange as part of the forging process. Blacksmiths produce things like wrought iron gates, grills, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculpture, tools, agricultural implements, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils, horse shoes and weapons.

A blacksmith's striker is an assistant (frequently an apprentice), whose job it is to swing a large sledge hammer in heavy forging operations, as directed by the blacksmith. In practice, the blacksmith will hold the hot iron at the anvil (with tongs) in one hand, and indicate where the iron is to be struck by tapping it with a small hammer held in the other hand: the striker then delivers a heavy blow with the sledge hammer where indicated.

When iron ore is smelted into usable metal, a certain amount of carbon is usually alloyed with the iron, (charcoal is almost pure carbon). The amount of carbon has extreme effects on the properties of the metal. If the carbon content is over 2%, the metal is called cast iron. Cast iron is so called because it has a relatively low melting point and is easily cast. It is quite brittle however, and therefore not used for blacksmithing. If the carbon content is between 0.25% and 2%, the resulting metal is tool steel, which can be heat treated as discussed above. When the carbon content is below 0.25%, the metal is either "wrought iron" or "mild steel." The terms are never interchangeable. In pre-industrial times, the material of choice for blacksmiths was wrought iron. This iron had a very low carbon content, and also included up to 5% of glassy slag. This slag content made the iron very tough, gave it considerable resistance to rusting, and allowed it to be more easily "forge welded," a process in which the blacksmith permanently joins two pieces of iron, or a piece of iron and a piece of steel, by heating them nearly to a white heat and hammering them together.

Hephaestus (Latin: Vulcan) was the blacksmith of the gods in Greek and Roman mythology. A supremely skilled artisan whose forge was a volcano, he constructed most of the weapons of the gods, and was himself the god of fire and metalworking.

Most Designs Used Today Were Conceived Hundreds Of Years Ago By Some Of The Worlds Most Famous Architects And Designers Working For The Aristocracies And The Well To Do Of Their Period. Many of these architects and designers are as well known as Leonardo da Vinci (renaissance architecture) or Michelangelo,s (baroque architecture) as well as more recently William Morris, John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement in America circa 1900.) Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene to name a few.

Every Successful Creative Enterprise Is Always Built On A Foundation That Was Laid Down By Its Predecessors. All creative people are dependent upon the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.

Today Our Master Craftsman Build All Of Our Products Using The Identical Methods And Materials Of The Historical Period Of Each Furnishings Design Conception.

All 21st Century Designs Are Also Built By Our Master Craftsman Using These Classic Traditional Methods.

Whether We Build Products For Your Modern Dream Home Or Ancient Castle every element Is always built to future collectable antiquity investment quality standards and will stand the test of time. Destined to become a part of your families appreciating financial net worth as well as a proud to own legacy heirloom.

Order As Original Works Or Limited Edition

We Are A "One Stop Shop".
Many of our clients commission furniture For every room, doors, gates, built-in cabinets, lighting and hardware for their entire project. For Example: We are capable of starting with your entrance door design style or personalized carving coat of arms, family crest or business logo and bring this design in a tastefullyy elegant way in to you interior and exterior lighting fixtures, entrance doors, Interior doors, cabinets, structural elements, entrance gates or furnishings for every room. Making your home a unique piece of your families tradition and legacy.

Many of the worlds finest builders, architects, interior designers, as well business and home owners choose Scottsdale Art Factory. Due to our large flexible American work force and our ability to manufacture coinciding with construction deadlines. Note: We do not import or out source allowing us total control of our supreme quality as well as your production requirements.

Product Details As Shown

See Original 110 Year Old Design Dining Table - Designs From The Historical Record - CTJ540
As Shown: French European Oak Monastery Table Mortise And Tenon Construction
French 19th Cen Circa. 1899 Hand Carved Table
Length: 120" Length: 30" Height: 48" Wide

Our Factory Designers Are Expert At Manufacturing Our Products And Are Not Salesman.

Our Factory Designers Are Instructed Educate To Allow A Informed Decision

It Is Our Experience, Customers Informed And Educated Make SAF Their Choice

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All Of Our Wood Products Are Finished With Evaporative, Reactive, Coalescing Which Includes Environmentally Friendly Water Base Lacquers And Stains Hand Rubbed To World Class Fine Art Perfection We Never Use Faux Finishes, Veneers, Laminates, Paste Boards or Casted Metals All of our finishes are applied the "The Old Fashioned Way True To Our Heritage "- by the hands of our world class Master Craftsmen to ensure that your custom creation is is true investment quality "The Real McCoy."

Every surface of this product is fine finished including the under sides and hidden areas. You may choose the natural color or from over 400 standard stain colors, or color match to any stain color from a sample you provide. Most of our finishes are water based and earth friendly. You may order any single color or texture finish at no extra charge. Fine Finish Information: Important details about our finish process: patinas, sealants and wood finishes.

Hand Carving Information: Important details about the kind of carving you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory.

Colorized Carving. You can order any carving colorized. In order to achieve a colorized carving, multiple stain colors are used. The stains are hand applied and blended with an artistic eye to achieve an enhanced natural appearance.

Our Heritage: Marbella brothers come to America.

All Metal Is Coal Fired, Hammered By Master Blacksmiths The Old Fashioned Way And Patina Finished. At Scottsdale Art Factory, we take pride in our traditional, superior quality workmanship and craft our products from only the finest materials. Our master blacksmiths have been classically trained, and utilize old world techniques such as coal firing, anvil hammering and hand forging to create the finest handcrafted hardware available anywhere. All of our metal work is hand patina finished by heat applying iron oxides to achieve a natural patina finish that will stand the test of time.

Nothing is Drop Forged. We create works The Old Fashioned Way using solid hand forged steel, (drop forging is a poor quality, casted copy of a hand forged work of art). Nothing is wrought iron; wrought iron is simply a softer and less sturdy form of metal that cannot compare to stronger hand forged low carbon steel.

Master Blacksmithing: The kind of hand forged metal work you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory.

Patina Finish As Shown: Various Colors Of Hand Applied Iron Oxide Patinas. Our beautiful patina finishes are hand applied using a special patented process where oxides are bonded into the metal at over 1000 degrees. This permanent finish beautifies with age. S.A.F. does not paint or faux finish any of our iron creations. Paint fades, chips and cracks over time and patinas last forever. No Drop Forged Casted Copies. No Paint Or Powder Coated Finishes. limited edition or original works. Every surface of this furnishing is finely finished including the undersides and hidden areas.

Each item is finished to be virtually maintenance free and to age with grace. All steel parts are hand patina finished the old fashioned way by iron oxide hand applied with high temperature heat. We never powder coat or faux paint our steel, it has been proven paint and powder coating methods do not hold up over time. You may choose from many natural iron oxide colors. Our patina finishes are water based and earth friendly. You may order any single color or texture finish at no extra charge. Fine Finish Information: Important details about our finish process: patinas, sealant and wood finishes.

Order Hand Forged Matching Furnishings Of Any Design.

Our Guarantee: We Guarantee Each Item "Forever" " No Questions Asked, backed by over nine decades of fine craftsmanship.

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Our Price Guarantee: Why you may purchase hand made custom at production prices.

Scottsdale Art Factory carries on the American Arts And Crafts Movement of the 21st century, in the same way William Morris and John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) inspired Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement) in America circa 1900. Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene (inspired architects of the ultimate cottages such as the Gamble House in Pasadena California) are credited with raising quality standard to its highest level in their day. All of these great master craftsman also inspired the Marbella Brothers in the early 20th Century (founders of SAF circa 1913).

Every creative enterprise is always built on a foundation that was laid down by its predecessors. Creative people are also dependent on the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.

Our Heritage: Marbella brothers come to America.

Understanding True Quality Makes All The Difference

When you purchase investment quality furnishings, doors, gates, cabinets, lighting and hardware they will appreciate and keep up with inflation or exceed most other investments. For this reason, becoming wealthy has very little to do with a higher education or having a lot of extra money. It is truly making wise decisions and a state of mind that allows for you to pay once for a good value and continue to grow wealth while enjoying living in your investment. Not to mention this type of investing has many other benefits, such as priceless family heirlooms that have meaning and the ability to pass on your legacy to future generations.

Why The Rich Get Richer

Over Ninety Five Percent Of Furnishings Offered In America Today - No Matter The Brand Name - Are Foreign Made For Profit Only!
The "Brand Names" Rip Off Of The American Consumer

Why Would Any One Pay 300% - 800% Mark Up For A Cheap Inferior Third World Made Furnishing? - When You Can Purchase Top American Made Quality For Less

It's A Simple Fact

When You Purchase A Third World Product You Are Working Against The American Economy.

You are thus working against yourself and your future employment or the employment of the customers your business depends upon. In addition, your choice works against employing American workers making quality American products as well as allowing these old brand name American profiteers to take advantage of the American consumer using these slight of hand tactics.

This Is Not Sour Grapes - And We Challenge Any Expert To Demonstrate Different

It is the facts of the furniture and door industry as a whole for past eight to ten years as we are living it. Simply turn on any news channel and see the results in action.

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In Nine Decades Scottsdale Art Factory Has Never Changed Its Policy of "Made In America By American Workers Using American Made Materials".

We Will Never Sell Our Corporate Soul," Family Name" For A Fast Buck, And We Make No Apologies For Being Proud Flag Waving American Manufacturers.

Scottsdale Art Factory Is The Right Choice.

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