French furniture key from the Regency period.
The thin ring is finely pierced and chiselled with a vase with gadrooned sides framed with consoles and leafy scrolls, with obliquely placed Cs. The whole is crowned by a lambrequin canopy also enriched with foliage. A round boss carved with interlacing and then ringed and ending in an octagonal section. Long solid stem ending with a ringed knob.
The bit, unfortunately damaged, is missing. Its piercings were underlined with engraved fillets.
Nice example of a Regency period key of a particularly attractive design.
France, early 18th century.
Height: 12,15 cm
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