Lot 126

Curious and rare key of consul Sieyes, end of the 18th century.
The simple oval ring. The round drilled shaft.
The very curious bit is written the name of consul SIEYES.
France, end of the 18th or very beginning of the 19th century.
In the absence of precision, it is difficult to know for which use (door lock, chest or furniture? or present key) this key was created.
Length: 13.4 cm - Height: of the bit 4.3 cm

Gabriele Mandel, Ars Mundi 1982, n°403 p.
146, reproduced.
Abbot Sieyes (1748-1836), French politician who was a deputy of the Third State (1789), Director of the Directory (1799) then Consul (nov 1799).

Location of the item
France - 75002 Paris