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Extremely Rare Wrought Iron 'Hessian Soldier' Keyhole Escutcheon, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Circa 1770-1780

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

Extremely Rare Wrought Iron 'Hessian Soldier' Keyhole Escutcheon, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Circa 1770-1780

Extremely Rare Wrought Iron 'Hessian Soldier' Keyhole Escutcheon, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Circa 1770-1780

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

Bid:

4,000

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Extremely Rare Wrought Iron 'Hessian Soldier' Keyhole Escutcheon

Southeastern Pennsylvania

Circa 1770-1780


Possibly from an Officer's campaign chest during the Revolutionary War period.

Height 10 in.

A nearly identical keyhole escutcheon is in the collection of the State Museum of Pennsylvania (William Penn Memorial Museum), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (see Herbert, Peter and Nancy Schiffer, Antique Iron: Survey of American and English Forms, (Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 1979), p. 44, fig. A).  Two other were once in the collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair (see Albert H. Sonn, Early American Wrought Iron, Vol. I, (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928), pp. 258-9, pl. 113, figs. 1 and 3).