Primitive Wrought Iron 18th to Early 19th Century Pair of Pa. Dutch Blanket Chest Strap Hinges with "Tulip Heads" !!! Master Blacksmith produced with exposed fronts having been "Draw Filed" on the beveled edges. Spear Points on the top Tulips were bent into the wood lid for stability, and protection from the sharp points. Would be perfect Period Restoration for Pa. Dutch Blanket Chest worth thousands of dollars on a Berks, Lebanon, or Lancaster County Piece.
Note : Found in a Lebanon County,Pennsylvania Auction, home of the Seltzers, and Ranks produced "Dower or Blanket Chests".
Condition : Very Good Original Condition ! Decorative half of hinge is exposed when lid is lifted, and Hinges Match left & Right.
Technical Note : Non-decorative Halves of Hinges used on the Rear of the blanket chests have Different hammered out Lengths. They were less important & noticeable when mounted a couple of feet apart on the rear of the chest.
Measurements : The Decorated Top Halves Match in Length at 17 3/4 inches each. Both Hinges Measure 1 3/4 inches wide at the Hinge pins. One Hinge overall is 30 5/8 inches Long. The Second Hinge overall is 29 inches Long.
Weight : 2 Pounds 10.5 Ounces.