"Ancient Door and Chest Locks"

Click to Enlarge Image German 16th c. Iron and Steel Chest Lock. 10" long x 8 1/2" wide x 1" deep. 2 etched steel latches. "V" shaped spring terminating in carved steel wolf head with moveable brass tongue (To scare away intruders!). Filed circular steel rivet heads. Iron case.
"The Steve Sommers Collection"
4534
Click to Enlarge Image German 16th c. Iron and Steel Chest Lock. 12" long x 9" wide x 2" deep. 3 latches. Finely etched steel elements in foliate and heart motifs. Filed copper circular rivet heads. Shaped iron case with traces of original polychrome painted scene on back.
"The Steve Sommers Collection"
4541
Click to Enlarge Image German 16/17th c. Steel Chest Lock. 11" long x 6" wide x 2" deep. 2 etched and chased latches. Etched, chased and hammered front plate. Etched and repousse backplate. Complicated ward box with stepped, filed decoration.
"The Steve Sommers Collection"
4540
Click to Enlarge Image German 17th c. Pewtered Iron Door Lock. 14" long x 8" wide x 1 3/4" deep. Shooting one bolt. Pierced, chased, and repousse foliate decoration on lock cover and backplate. Front and rear Keyway.
"The Steve Sommers Collection"
4533
Click to Enlarge Image German 17/18th c. Pewtered Iron Door Lock. 12" long x 6" wide x 2" deep. Shooting two bolts.  Finely pierced and etched back plate. Etched lock plate with portrait of woman.
"The Steve Sommers Collection"
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