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Carriage Wall Sconce, 18th Century Coach Lantern Castlethorpe Castle - Fine Art Hand Forged Iron Coach Light - Original Craft ( Not Reproduction ) Master Blacksmiths Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron - (no castings or hollow faux metals) -
What Is Wrought Iron Built The Old Fashioned Way "When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever" And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work - All Heat Applied Iron Oxide Hand Patina Finished - (no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes) - All American Made And Guaranteed Forever - Order Any Size Or Style - Backed By Our Over Nine Decades Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913


Fine Art Blacksmithing Is Not Welding.

All Wrought Iron - Master Blacksmiths Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron - (no castings or hollow faux metals) - All Heat Applied Iron Oxide Hand Patina Finished - (no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes) - All Hardware Is American Made And Guaranteed Forever - Order Any Size Or Style - Backed By Our Over Nine Decades Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913.

Designs & Redesigns By H. J. Nick and Scottsdale Art Factory a handmade in America Handmade manufacturer based in Scottsdale Arizona has been designing and building some of the worlds finest furnishings 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 99 years. Most of our clients want custom handmade products that have a BIG WOW factor and elegance. All want investment value and products that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.


Our Master Craftsman Build All Designs Using The Identical Methods And Materials Of The Historical Period Of Each Antique Or New Original Design Conception.

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 Hand Forged 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.

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.
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

Castlethorpe Castle stood in the village of Castlethorpe, to the north of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. This was originally a motte and bailey castle with a timber structure built by Winemar, the Flemish Lord of Hanslope in the 11th Century. It was at that time known as Hanslope Castle. The castle was destroyed in 1215 by Faulkes de Breaute during the First Barons' War and was never rebuilt.


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.


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.


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 tastefully 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 Information As Shown: Hand Forge Solid Iron By Our Master Blacksmiths - (not fast process welding or casting)

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.

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