The ABCs of Decorative Arts: Escutcheons

We are continuing our alphabetic tour of the decorative arts with an often overlooked element on almost every piece of Georgian case furniture: the escutcheon.  Simply put, the escutcheon is a metal plate that fits around a keyhole.  The term escutcheon comes from an old French word derived from the Latin word scutum, meaning a shield. … Continue reading The ABCs of Decorative Arts: Escutcheons

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