Ornamental Elizabethan perforated rail patterns

Ornamental Elizabethan perforated rail patterns

A collection of four ornamental perforated rail patterns from the Elizabethan era. All four patterns were found in an old book that was full of different patterns. The caption below the picture featuring them read: Ornamental perforated rails – Elizabethan, and the name of this pattern was based on this text. 


The term ’perforation’ is considered to be the making of a large number of openings on thin materials such as sheet metal, leather, paper, etc. These openings can be practical (e.g. to lighten the material, holes...) or ornamental (which is the case here). 


The Elizabethan Era was a period in English history during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1558–1603). It is often considered the golden age of English history, which also reflected in the development of decorative art. During the Elizabethan Era, the greatest rise of the English Renaissance took place that caused the flourishing of arts, from painting to music, poetry and literature. If you take a look at all 4 patterns, you will see that they were made by experienced artists who, with their talent and creativity, became closer and closer to French and Italian artists who ruled the European art scene at that time. 


We were unable to find more information on the artistic perforation of the above Era, especially patterns like these. Hopefully, people who need such patterns will be glad to find them on this page. As artistic freedom applies today, as always, you do not have to use these patterns only for projects pertaining to artistic perforation and the Elizabethan Era, but you can equally use them for whatever projects are right for you. 


We have tried to draw these Elizabethan perforated rail patterns as accurately as possible using 2D CAD software, so we hope that you won’t need to edit them. 


Perforated rail patterns are available as usually in Autodesk (dwg), Encapsulated PostScript (eps) and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) filr formats.


These ornamental patterns are only for personal use, not for commercial use. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

 

If you do something nice with these ornamental patterns, we would love to see it.


Ornamental Elizabethan perforated rail patterns - dwg format (207.85 Kb)

Ornamental Elizabethan perforated rail patterns - eps format (761.98 Kb)

Ornamental Elizabethan perforated rail patterns - svg format (1.73 Mb)