Exceptional 17th century decorated French dividers

Exceptional 17th century decorated French dividers

Stock Number: INVID11


Large museum-quality decorated French dividers dating from the 17th century.


101.5 cm / 40 inches


17th Century

Country of manufacture


Categories: Scales Weights & Measures, Tools


Offered for sale is a one meter-long French wrought iron divider, exquisitely decorated with deeply profiled mouldings, hearts and crosses cut out of foliate designs. File worked legs form various geometric shapes. In excellent condition and fully functional. Dividers of this size were typically used by stonemasons to layout architectural elements or by shipwrights or coopers for large scale carpentry measurements. From the south of France.

Condition: Black spots and dark patina, pitting of the metal in some areas


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