Antique Wrought Iron Gate with Decorative Finials. A wonderful large scale, reclaimed, wrought iron side gate with pointed finials and a working latch. What is wrought iron? Wrought iron is a type of refined, low carbon iron that is smelted and worked on with tools. The term wrought iron literally means “worked” and stems from the historical version of the word. Wrought iron is known for its durability and has been used in a variety of architectural subjects for centuries!