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What is this?

Pair of gates, each a mirror image of the other; gate -1 with handle. Each gate with geometric decoration in two sections: a tall narrow rectangular section at outer left of gate -1, and outer right of -2, hinged to a larger trapezoidal section. The narrow rectangular sections with decoration of 14 irregularly-stacked cogwheels. The trapezoidal sections with radiating arcs, lightning bolt-like forms and zigzag lines emanating from lower inside corners; cogwheels, spirals, and other shapes interspersed along inside edges; bottom edges with segmented border depicting stacks of coins.

This is a pair of gates from United States. It is dated 1928 and we acquired it in 1993. Gift of Marcy Chanin.

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Its medium is

wrought iron, bronze

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (-1): 189.2 x 114.3 x 11.4cm (74 1/2 x 45 x 4 1/2 in.) H x W x D (-2): 189.2 x 114.3 x 11.4 cm (74 1/2 x 45 x 4 1/2 in.)

This object was designed by René Paul Chambellan

This object was donated by Mr. Marcy Chanin

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