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Chest lock

Chest lock

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, pierced

  • Museum number:

    592-1895

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114b, case 11

Wrought iron chest lock with pierced decoration. The front is decorated with perforated gothic tracery of two layers; the plate concealing the keyhole is ornamented with a foliated cross; on the hasp is a figure of a dragon. Partially restored.

Physical description

Wrought iron chest lock with pierced decoration. The front decorated with perforated gothic tracery two layers; the plate concealing the keyhole is ornamented with foliated cross; on the hasp is a figure of a dragon. Partially restored.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, pierced

Dimensions

Length: 8.125 in, Width: 6.125 in

Descriptive line

Ironwork chest lock, partially restored, wrought iron with pierced decoration, made in France, ca. 1500

Labels and date

CHEST LOCK, wrought iron, France; c.1500

Partially restored.

Museum No. 592-1895 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Piercing

Subjects depicted

Perforated; Wrought

Categories

Metalwork; Household objects; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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