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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, tinned

  • Museum number:

    2193 to B-1899

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Lock from an oak chest, wrought iron with the remains of tinning. The keyhole of the lock is concealed by a pivoted bar with spring catch. The lock has a staple-bar at either side, ornamented at the top and bottom with a quatrefoil; the bar concealing the keyhole is of similar design.

Place of Origin

England (made)


early 16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, tinned

Descriptive line

Lock and staple-bars from an oak chest, wrought iron with quatrefoil ornament, made in England, early 16th century

Labels and date

LOCK AND PAIR OF HANDLES (from an oak chest)
Wrought iron
England; early 16th century

Lock decorated with two vertical pilasters ornamented with rosettes at each end, and a diagonally slanted pilaster, ornamented in the same way, to the right of the key-hole. [07/1994]


Wrought iron; Tin


Forging (metal forming); Tinning

Subjects depicted



Metalwork; Ironwork; Tools & Equipment


Metalwork Collection

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