Combining ornamental metal balusters with wooden handrail systems gives an element of style distinction that is adaptable to several motifs in that the profile a baluster takes often suggests a particular style of architecture or furniture.
Use of iron was mainly utilitarian until the Middle Ages, it became widely used for decoration in the period between the 16th and 19th century. During this time iron was increasingly used for railings, balconies and stair banisters and has experienced a revival in recent years.
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|1. Maple Paneled Posts with
scrolled leaf metal balusters
|3. Decorative forged metal
|4. Single cage with
double twisted balusters
|10. Forged knuckled balusters