Antique Vintage, “Steampunk,” Foundry Wooden Patterns, circa 1850-1960

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Current Winning Bid $0.00 Time Left Auction started 13 Sep 2018 16:45:00 EST ends 20 Sep 2018 16:45:00 EST



Vintage, “Steampunk,” Foundry Patterns, circa 1850-1960

North America’s Largest Private Collection, Harold “Zoltzz” Weisfeld

Featured on the popular television series, Big Brother Canada, Season Three (CBS)

Did you know that the design mavens who create the one-of-a kind sets on the fan-favorite television show, Big Brother Canada, selected from this collection of foundry patterns (sand casted molds) to create the “Steampunk” style house for season three of the popular Canadian series? That’s right, the intricate, angular, and show-stopping, silver and gold industrial-shaped pieces used to create the house for Big Brother Canada, season three, were actually antique foundry patterns. These sand-casted wood patterns were used to create the most needed items in North America at the turn of the century. Items such as steam train wheels, church bells, ship bows, and fire engine frames. Interested in seeing how a vintage, "Steampunk," foundry pattern can fit into the grand design of your space or life? Please take a moment to gander this collection, Canada’s largest, which belongs to artist and well-known Toronto businessman, Harold “Zoltzz” Weisfeld.


Mr. Weisfeld’s collection of foundry patterns is one of the largest in the world.  These pieces are comprised of beautiful wood, 95% are pine and 5% are mahogany, some dating back to the late 1800’s. These molds are true antiques and by owning one you will own a piece of history that represents the industrial revolution in the modern world. When Mr. Weisfeld stumbled upon his first vintage foundry pattern in the mid 1970’s he knew he had found something worth collecting and celebrating. With that in mind, he began his career as a wood artist, fitting pieces of these beautiful wood patterns together to create large sculptures and using giant circular wheel foundry patterns to create coffee tables and mirrors. This foundry pattern art was, and is, striking, provocative, elemental and grounding. It is no wonder that many of these pieces found homes in leading, luxury retailers such as Creed’s, historic communities such as The Grange in Toronto, and in the residences and offices of Canada’s leaders of industry. Mr. Weisfeld has made it his mission to find every foundry pattern in North America; to preserve this piece of our continent’s history as well as offer the next generation an opportunity to celebrate their heritage and create new design possibilities out of old world creations.


Mr. Weisfeld has known for some time that he wanted to pass his passion for vintage foundry patterns, and the history and art they possess, on to others and when he met the dynamic owners of Sterling auction, whom have incredible reputations and impeccable taste, he knew he had found the right place to begin this process. We start this auction today with 50 of Mr. Weisfeld’s most beloved, vintage foundry patterns. In them he sees “Steampunk” style, the history of the industrialized world, and the memory of new possibilities.  When you purchase a foundry pattern from Mr. Weisfeld, he hopes you will see these very same things, and your own sense of new possibility will come to the fore as you use these incredible wood patterns to touch the past and create the promise of your future.

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