Chest Lock

MAKER:
Maker

Unknown

DATE:
16th century
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General Description

The medieval and Renaissance period produced locks of beautiful case design, but the artists paid less attention to convenience and security than we do today. This imposing lockplate probably adorned a large wood chest. The splayed shape is most often found in Germany.

Adapted from

Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 175.