I am looking for a iron fence that be appropriate for an 1860s second empire, preferably with spires close enough together to keep a cat in. So far I have found very cheap and plain fencing at home depot ($10/ft) that doesn't really fit with what you see around Boston, and insanely expensive fencing elsewhere (like $200-$300 per linear foot). There must be a happy medium, right? I'll even learn to weld and buy the tools if that's what it takes.
Otherwise, I will probably make a scalloped picket fence with square pickets and paint it black.