"A place for everything, and everything in its place." Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack. In the 18th century, keys were made in many shapes and sizes. Small ones were used for boxes and dresser drawers, large ones for the box locks found on homes and public buildings. Today, designers use historically-inspired accent pieces like antique keys anywhere in a room that needs a little extra something — in a decorative tray, on a stack of books, or grouped with candle holders and vases. The keeper's keys are one of many repurposed decorative objects in the WILLIAMSBURG Tarpley Collection by Park Designs.
Pewter Iron keys with leather strap
Set of three Large 6"L, medium 6"L, small 4"L
WILLIAMSBURG by Park Designs
James Tarpley was an 18th-century merchant whose store on Duke of Gloucester Street offered a wide variety of goods to townspeople and the many travelers passing through on business. The WILLIAMSBURG Tarpley Collection by Park Designs includes handsome casual dinnerware, artisanal flatware, woven and hand-printed textiles, and repurposed decorative objects, all inspired by the first working kitchens and inns in America, and by artifacts in the collections of Colonial Williamsburg.