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Box Lock Lock

This is a lock. It is dated 1685–95 and we acquired it in 1910. Its medium is cast and engraved iron. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Hardware such as furniture mounts and locks and keys were collected as examples of ornamental as well as functional embellishments of furniture.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17.3 × 29.2 × 10 cm (6 13/16 × 11 1/2 × 3 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Engraved: "Jean Dutartre me fecit a Vitoria"

Cite this object as

Box Lock Lock; Spain; cast and engraved iron; H x W x D: 17.3 × 29.2 × 10 cm (6 13/16 × 11 1/2 × 3 15/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1910-30-49-a,b

In addition to Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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