Our custom wrought iron gates are forged by hand and provide solid protection and beautiful design.
Customize Your Driveway or Garden with a Touch of Valor
Perfect for a driveway entrance or garden, our custom wrought iron gate features a unique Spade finial design on top and hand forged leaf embellishments on each picket. A solid structure to evoke stability and power, you can customize the gate with your monogram in German Gothic font or a font of your choice. The gate is secured with a genuine rustic lock and custom, hand made keys.
Iron Entrance Gate - Custom Design Inspiration
Designed from the Symbols of the 15th Century
The spade as we know it today originated in France around 1480 after many years of modification by various countries. The original suit symbols depicted on playing cards in Europe during the 1300s were Cups, Swords, Coins and Batons. As the popularity of cards grew, the game expanded from Italy into Belgium, France, and Spain, and then further into Switzerland and southwest Germany. Different countries began to modify the original suit symbols, even changing them completely into Hearts, Bells, Leaves and Acorns.
By the late 15th century, a man named Étienne Vignoles, a loyal secretary for a famous knight to King Charles the 7th, designed a set of new symbols - Curs, Carreaux, Trefles and Piques (the Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades of English decks). Piques, or spades, were modeled after the points of lances to symbolize the courage and strength of the Knights who served under the King.
Variations of the spade and lance design have been featured on many notable gates including the one at Petworth House in the parish of Petworth, West Sussex, England. Petworth House is a late 17th century country manor and is famous for its extensive art collection. The collection is home to many works by J.M.W. Turner, a beloved English Romanticist landscape artist.
A Wrought Iron Gate to Evoke Stability and Power - Customized With Your Initial
Bring a touch of valor and prestige to your home with our Custom Monogram Wrought Iron Spade Gate - hand forged with the same material and techniques used during the age of Knights.
- Origin of French Suit Symbols. (n.d.) WhiteKnuckle Playing Cards. Retrieved from http://whiteknucklecards.com/history/frenchsuits.html
- Petworth House. (2016, February 1) Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petworth_House
Order your dream gate custom designed for your residential or commercial property, and make a proper first impression that reflects your personality and accomplishments in the same way kings, queens and other aristocracy have done for thousands of years.
Scottsdale Art Factory offers only the finest quality, artistic signature gates entrances, individually created by our expert craftsmen, wood carvers, and metal smiths; with no limitations on size, design, thickness or finish. We hand make wood and iron gates in any style - limited only by your imagination. Guaranteed "Forever" no questions asked. Virtually maintenance free. Our gates allow for maximum security that will last forever. Contact us to discuss your designer gate ideas at 1-800-292-0008.
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