Antique Cast Iron Violin Shaped Estate Gate Lock with Key - Rare. Late 19th-Early 20th Century Estate Gate Lock, Padlock. Probably came from large European estate on the front gate.
Beautiful condition, heavy cast iron and metal construction! The body is decorated with incised patterns and openwork f-holes, The locking mechanism in the form of the a strung fingerboard upon which cast iron J-bolt slides in the back through a guide, with a keyhole at the center fitted with a working cast iron key.
Lock body measures 14-1/2 High x 5-1/2 Wide x 2-1/2 Deep-back to bridge. Original metal strings are forged and are intact, key is in excellent condition. Condition: Very Good, Minor Surface wear and abrasions throughout. Normal iron oxidation throughout due to weathering.
The item "Antique Victorian Figural Cast Iron Violin Shaped Estate Gate Lock & Key Rare" is in sale since Sunday, May 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Hardware\Locks, Latches & Keys". The seller is "plate8" and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.