French wrought iron key

French wrought iron key

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Offered by Kollenburg Antiquairs BV




In the 17th century most locks were made from brass or wrought iron. The matching keys were often elaborately decorated and showed great craftsmanship.
The bit of this key is meticulously cut out in shapes of fleur-de-lys. The transversal shape of the shaft also has this shape. The bow consists of two facing dolphins.

Provenance:
Collection Bergues, France
Private collection France

Literature:
Raymond Lecocq, Serrurerie ancienne, Techniques et oeuvres, Paris, 1973, p. 138 Planche LLXXIII

Period
ca. 1680
Material
Reference
100-398
Sizes
16 x 5 cm

Offered by

Kollenburg Antiquairs BV

Postbus 171
5688 ZK Oirschot
The Netherlands

+31 499578037
+31 655822218
http://www.kollenburgantiquairs.com/

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