Hardman and Co.
Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth’s ‘K-S’ monogram provides the pattern for this 1850s grille or ‘wicket plate’ which allows the footman to survey visitors by opening a small hatch in the door before letting them in.
Viewing plate from a set of wrought iron door furniture for front door, designed by Pugin and manufactured by Hardman's of Birmingham. Wicket plate with openwork 'K-S' monogram in a square with raised ropework border and shaped outer edge terminating at the corners in trefoils secured by pounced dome-headed bolts.
Makers and roles
Hardman and Co., metal workers Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (London 1812 - Ramsgate 1852), furniture designer