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Chalice cupboard lock borne aloft by two angels

LS 2366

Date : XVIIIth century | Medium : wrought iron and copper, openwork, assembled with screws and rivets

Germanic origin

The box of this lock is covered with a copper plate engraved with foliage patterns featuring naively carved angels; in one hand they hold a chalice surrounded by a crown of leaves and in the other, the head of a winged cherub! They are supported by foliage tumbling above another angel’s head. The rear features the same décor of foliage and cherubs’ heads.