EXTERIOR LATCHES

1010

A mid-18th-century latch from central Massachusetts. The latch is 12.5" high by 4.5" wide, with drawfiled cusps and beveled and molded edges. Price includes a fancy back group with filed and punch-decorated bar.

1005

A fancy exterior door latch from the Connecticut River Valley in Massachusetts. The cusps are draw-filed and beveled and a simple moulding is filed across the grasp. Can be made in conjunction with plate backset #1103. Mid-18th century; 12" high by 3.25" wide.

1014

A Pennsylvania latch of the mid-18th century. The design of the upper cusp is a mirrored cock's-head motif enclosing a heart at the center; 11.5" high by 4" wide.

1012

An 18th-century exterior latch from the Connecticut River Valley. Similar latches of this type appear in collections with varying decoration of the grasp; 13.5" high by 4.75" wide.

EXTERIOR OR INTERIOR LATCHES

1001

Swivel-lift bean latch. This common latch of the English colonies was made in many sizes and variations. Mid-18th century to the first quarter of the 19th century; 6" to 10" high.

1004

Variation of a bean latch, late-18th century to the early 19th century. Also available with a flat grasp similar to #1001; 7" to 12" high.

1011

A late-17th to early 18th-century cusp lift latch of striking design and proportion from eastern Massachusetts; 8.75" high by 4.25" wide.

1002

Swivel-lift arrowhead latch. A latch found frequently in New England and Pennsylvania. A copy of signed latches by 'IC'; mid-18th century; 7" to 13" high.

1003

Arrowhead latch with cusp lift. A delicate latch with cusps forged thin, draw-filed and then beveled at the edges. Late-17th century to early 18th century; 6.5" to 12" high.

mid-18th-century latch - central Massachusetts. Drawfiled cusps. Beveled and molded edges. Fancy back group with filed and punch-decorated bar.Fancy exterior door latch - Connecticut River Valley in Massachusetts. Cusps are draw-filed and beveled. A simple moulding is filed across the grasp.Pennsylvania latch of the mid-18th century. Design of the upper cusp is a mirrored cock's-head motif enclosing a heart at the center.18th-century exterior latch from the Connecticut River Valley.Swivel-lift bean latch. Common latch of the English colonies. Mid-18th century to the first quarter of the 19th century.Variation of a bean latch, late-18th century to the early 19th century.Late-17th to early 18th-century cusp lift latch of striking design and proportion from eastern Massachusetts.Swivel-lift arrowhead latch. Found frequently in New England and Pennsylvania. A copy of signed latches by 'IC'; mid-18th century.Arrowhead latch with cusp lift. A delicate latch with cusps forged thin, draw-filed and then beveled at the edges. Late-17th century to early 18th century.
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