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A lock with four turning bolts, John Wilkes, late 17th century.

A lock with four turning bolts, John Wilkes, late century.

The Noble Collection: The Classic Sextant

love love the lenses.i would like to contract Zeiss to make me an exquisite piece.The Classic Sextant from the Noble Collection

Padlock and Key, Germany, 1580’s

Acid-Etched Metal Art from the Renaissance. Padlock and Key, c 1580 Southern Germany, Steel

French Gothic lock in wrought and openworked iron, late15th Century. 16.5 X 18 cm.

French Gothic lock in wrought and openworked iron, Century. X 18 cm.

Lock.    Date: 15th–16th century.   Culture: European.   Medium: Iron.   Dimensions: Overall (a.): 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (14 x 11.4 cm) Overall (b.): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)

The decoration of Gothic iron locks and keys was often elaborate and of the highest standard of workmanship. The motifs were frequently drawn from Gothic architecture, reproducing on a miniature scale complicated tracery patterns and even tiny statuettes

Armillary Sphere Signed by Antonio Santucci Constructed 1588 to Florence Wood and metal; 2420 mm in diameter. © Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Firenze. Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Lock of a wooden sacristy door, in the fortified church of Biertan, Romania, completed in 1524. It contains 22 bolts.

These Ornate Ancient Locks Are Perfect For Guarding Your Treasure Room

Lock of a wooden sacristy door, in the fortified church of Biertan, Romania, completed in It contains 22 bolts.

Art Tutorial - How to Distress Keys

Can't find vintage keys for projects? Bury new ones in the garden with salt, dig them up a year later and voila - vintagesque! What a great idea. Now where do you find keys that look like this?

Wrought iron chest from eighteenth century South Germany. Eighteen bolts mechanism controlled by a dome lock, 42 x 65 x 43.5 cm. Preempted by the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles. Sold for € 55,048 costs included

Wrought iron chest from eighteenth century South Germany. Eighteen bolts mechanism controlled by a dome lock, 42 x 65 x cm. Preempted by the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles. Sold for € costs included

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