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Corner clasp

Corner clasp

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 - 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and gilded limewood

  • Museum number:

    247-1897

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This small carving was acquired as one of a large collection from George Alfred Rogers, in 1897. He was the son of one of the most famous carvers of the 19th century in Britain, William Gibbs Rogers (1792-1875), who exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851. George Alfred himself continued his father's carving workshop and published on the art of carving. The workshop had a large number of carvings that the carvers used as models. This one is clearly a corner clasp from a picture or mirror frame, with two grooves on the back which would have fitted over the front of the frame.

Physical description

A corner clasp from a picture frame, carved with a symmetrical group of flowers and leaves, the back showing recesses at right angles to each other to allow the clasp to fit over the mitred join at the corner of the frame

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1760 - 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and gilded limewood

Dimensions

Length: 9.5 cm, Width: 9.5 cm

Object history note

Purchased with a large collection of carvings (134-1897 to 300-1897) from the collection of G.A. Rogers, 29 Maddox Street, London W. The whole collection cost £300. RF 66541/1896 and 80955/1897.

Descriptive line

Corner clasp of carved and gilded wood. French, 1760-1800

Materials

Limewood

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Woodwork

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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