Description This lock was designed to hang over the exterior edge of a chest. The keyhole is disguised by a hinged plate bearing an unidentified coat of arms. The three-dimensional geometric design of the key gives it an interesting character.
- Safe and Secure: Keys and Locks. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York. 1987.
Provenance James Gurney, until 1898 [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; James Gurney Sale, Christie's, March 8, 1898, lot 223; George R. Harding, London, 1898, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 30, 1899, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1899
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