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Chippendale S-hole Locks and Escutcheons

Some of the less flamboyant everyday (non-commissioned?) case furniture produced in Thomas Chippendale’s workshop bore – what are reputedly his favourite[1] – floral-and-torus bails (figs. 1 & 2). Fig. 1. Plain brass floral-and-torus bail, circa 1765. Fig. 2. Gilt brass … Continue reading

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Back Spring Locks

Lock-making was a well established cottage industry[1] in the original South Staffordshire area of the British Midlands by the middle of the seventeenth-century. Its success was largely due to the local abundance of iron ore, and charcoal from Cannock Forest … Continue reading

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