Circa 1880 Iron Fence Manufactured in San Francisco

Speaking of ‘Hidden Treasure’, this unique iron fence was hand crafted before the age of welding in San Francisco, Ca. circa 1880. It was installed at a grand home located in Russian Hill at 950 Lombard St. just one half block below the section of Lombard St known as “The Worlds Crookedest Street”. The fence survived the 1906 fire and earthquake intact. Not much else survived. In 1907 a cottage and new home was designed and built by the renowned architect, Willis Polk. Seventy-two years later the property was sold to Doug and Susie Tompkins, founders of the ESPRIT clothing dynasty. During renovation of the house and grounds, the enduring antique fence was removed and a decision was made by the new owners not to reinstall it. The fence was acquired by James Sims of Kenwood, Ca, one of the contractors, and stored on his property until recently.
Currently, this historic fence, a blend of art, craftsmanship, and function is being offered for sale by Sonoma Garden Living.

Fence measures: 48″H x 1.5″W x 600″L
Section photographed is 33″H x 1.5″W x 50.5″L
There is approximately 15 ft of fence with a raked angle of 11.25 degrees

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