Old French Ironwork The Craftsman and His Art
Author: Edgar Frank
Publisher/Date: Harvard University Press 1950 t.p. (c. 1950) [First Edition] NAP
Format/Condition: Used hardcover book with dust jacket in Good condition: dust jacket aged-toned; edgewear with a 1 inch tear along front edge and small chips at top and bottom of spine; front free endpaper has a tiny X in the top corner. Dust jacket not price clipped. Dust jacket is in a clear protective sleeve. Photo taken without sleeve. Binding good; textblock strong; text pages clean and unmarked. 221 pages, bibliography, index. Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white.
Description: From massive lock to dainty seal, the small ironwork of the past ranked with the art of the goldsmith. With more than 500 illustrations of objects from his own magnificent collection, Edgar Frank provides an authoritative discussion of the art and techniques of old ironwork. This detailed treatise on old French ironwork includes a wealth of information on such subjects as history, manufacturing processes, tools, materials, and much more.
Chapters include: The Craftsman; Tools and Inventions; Locks of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries; Locks of the Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries; Padlocks; Keys; Hinges, Bolts, Escutcheons, Knockers, Grilles, Nails; Caskets; Tobacco Devices, Nutcrackers, Knives, Scissors, Sewing Accessories; Bag Frames, Rings, Bonbonnieres, Seals, Corkscrews, Mio Chin Figurines; and Candlesticks, Lecterns, Statues, Miscellany.