Lock and key

Object Number: 
1940.673ab
Date: 
1650-1700
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 10 1/4 x 9 in. ( 50.8 x 26 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron lock and key with pierced, scrolled border, wrought scrolled handles and key, and grotesque engraved on plate on obverse.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this lock was given with a "manor bell" (1940.672) that once hung in Pelham Priory, a girls' school run by the Boltons in the nineteenth century in Pelham, in Westchester County. The donor attended this school.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group