The Prestige of entrance gates not only distinguishes the entrance to a property but it leaves strong first impressions. As a symbol taste and status, gates of the past demanded extreme details and quality and demanded the top smiths of the time to complete today’s treasures. Such works included lavish elements such as gold leaf and where furnished with family crests and emblems . Gates traditionally were built for functionality and privacy. Today’s gates continue to be a focal feature, with an ornamental art aspect they allow their owners to express themselves.