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Lock and key

Lock and key
Title
Lock and key
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Object Number 
1940.673ab
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group