Rare C19th cast iron Zodiac table with revolving top; attributed to the Falkirk Foundry; the profusely pierced circular top centred with 12 different panels of plants foliage and crops surrounded by a patterned border. The trellis pattern wide border with the 12 well detailed panels each one depicting a Zodiac star sign. The shaped outer edge having alternate flower and fruit design. Raised on four scrolled revolving brackets on the central column, raised on a rococo style square platform base, with scroll feet.
English circa 1880
Good condition. Can be repainted to clients requirements.
Dimensions (ins) 32.5 diameter x 29 high
This design is registered in the Falkirk Foundry catalogue plate 315. Workers from the nearby Carron foundry established the Falkirk foundry in 1819. The foundry was close to the Carron Company and Andrew McClaren and company on the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland. They maintained warehouses and retailing premises on Upper Thames Street in London to which the seats and other cast iron products could be transported by sea and then up the river Thames.. Falkirk published a catalogue with Carron in 1900 in which it offered decorative iron ranging from benches and urns to hallstands.