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Description

Set of William & Mary-style brass escutcheons and drop handles, including: 1 keyhole escutcheon, 3 pull plates, 2 small & 1 large teardrop pulls, and 1 cotter pin. The plates are etched with characteristic stylized leaf and circle decoration; originally from a larger set per attached tag. Height of objects range from 1 5/8 to 2 3/8 and have widths of 1/2 to 2 3/4. [see folder for traced designs of the objects]

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1690-1720
Inscriptions
On a handwritten tag that was attached, reads on one side: Set of Brass teardrop pulls with/stamped brass escutcheons/ca.1700/12 pulls with escutcheons/4 keyhole escutcheons"" . On the other side: ""From Oliver Williams auction - July 26, 1966""/""Bacon"" (in hand that matches the other side).
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
stamping (forming)
Object type
Artifact Remnant
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Circle
Etched
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
foliation (pattern)
fragments
FRAGMENTS, METAL
furniture hardware
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Stamped
stamping (forming)
William and Mary
Accession Number
1991.1393.1-7
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11082

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