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Chest lock and hasp with key

Chest lock and hasp with key

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1731 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel, pierced and chiselled

  • Museum number:

    2791&A-1856

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114b, case 15 []

Physical description

Chest lock with hasp and key in pierced and chiselled steel. The centre is enclosed by columns, pierced borders and a key with a square handle and circular centre of geometrical tracery. A hinged panel reveals the keyhole. The lock is signed 'P T PICHET 1731' and the key 'PP'. An example of the 18th century revival of medieval ornament with tracery panels.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1731 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel, pierced and chiselled

Dimensions

:

Descriptive line

Chest lock and hasp with key, pierced and chiselled steel, the lock decorated with tracery and signed 'P T PICHET 1731', the key 'PP', made in France

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.84
Gardner, John Starkie. Ironwork. Part 2: Continental ironwork of the renaissance and later periods. London, 1896.

Labels and date

CHEST LOCK AND HASP WITH KEY, steel, France; Dated 1731

An example of the 18th century revival of medieval ornament. A hinged panel reveals the keyhole. The lock is signed P T PICHET 1731 and the key PP by the locksmith.

Museum No. 2791-1856 [07/1994]

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Piercing; Chiselling

Subjects depicted

Tracery

Categories

Metalwork; Household objects; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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