Adelaide’s architectural landscape features several examples of beautiful lacework and balustrade designs. Dating back to 1850, this heritage lacework was commonly seen on many public buildings and hotels.
Adelaide lacework designs continue to be very popular even today with many new style properties being built with this old style look. Old properties are being restored with a replica of the original design, or a new design dating back to the same period.
Stewart and Hartley was a well known foundry during this period, producing much of the lacework and balustrade seen in Adelaide today. Some of these designs included the Chatterton Lacework products known as a Carnbrae corner and frieze.
This foundry also produced a Kenyon corner and matching frieze and balustrade panels. Stewart and Hartley had a catalogue of over 100 pages and traded under the name Sun Foundry.