handle, door

handle, door

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Elaborate Suffolk-type latch from door of Hubbardston, Massachusetts, Congregational Meeting House. Large flat cusps have symmetrical scrolled and pointed finials, the upper more attenuated than the lower. Thumb-press latch handle on front, becoming a curved lift bar on back. Chiseled decoration on front of handle in form of two lozenges between horizontal grooves.
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Object Name
handle, door
date made
c. 1775-1799
place made; place used
United States: Massachusetts, Hubbardston
Physical Description
metal, iron (overall material)
overall: 5 3/8 in x 25 in x 7 1/4 in; 13.6525 cm x 63.5 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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