The Lure of the Key

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Before the mass production techniques of the 20th century, keys were valuable crafted items, the art of making keys and locks reaching its height, in terms of complexity and quality of workmanship, in the 17th century. This illustrated introduction to the little-considered art of the key examines important English and European examples from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century, including intricately decorated, gilded and engraved keys belonging to notable and royal personages.

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The Lure of the Key

The Lure of the Key

Hardback152pp Illustrated285x157mm

9781910787250     Product Code: 505292

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Before the mass production techniques of the 20th century, keys were valuable crafted items, the art of making keys and locks reaching its height, in terms of complexity and quality of workmanship, in the 17th century. This illustrated introduction to the little-considered art of the key examines important English and European examples from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century, including intricately decorated, gilded and engraved keys belonging to notable and royal personages.

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