18th century iron dividers with heart motif

18th century iron dividers with heart motif


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Categories: Engineering antiques, Tools


A large and fine pair of 18th century wrought iron French dividers with distinctive heart motif.

Large (15 inch / 38.3cm) wrought iron dividers of the type used in stone masonry or carpentry. The square head features heart pendants and the legs are file worked with geometric motifs surrounding a heart shaped void. Signed ML. In excellent condition with fine patina, fully functional.

A beautiful example of 18th century French blacksmithing.

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