Households

  • Candlestick Stem

    Once the sun had set at Jamestown, artificial light would be needed to see. Most of the men probably had to rely on light from the […]

  • Keys

    Archaeologists have uncovered numerous keys at the James Fort site. Most of the keys recovered from early fort-period contexts are related to coffers and chests. This […]

    • Date

       February 7, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households, Iron

  • Curtain Rings

    Beds were very expensive, and only a gentleman would have ranked a bedstead at Jamestown. Brass rings held curtains around such beds to protect the sleeper […]

    • Date

       February 7, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households

  • Furniture Lock Hasp

    This iron strap has a hinged lock hasp and would have been mounted over the top and front of an item of furniture such as a […]

    • Date

       February 7, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households, Iron

  • Pintle

    Pintles are iron elements upon which swiveling doors, windows, and shutters were hung. Small pintles were used in cabinetry to secure furniture doors.

    • Date

       February 7, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households, Iron

  • Escutcheon

    Escutcheons are primarily decorative accents around a keyhole but can also be used to protect the lock mechanism and the locked object from wear. This ornamental […]

    • Date

       March 11, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households, Iron

  • Window Lead

    Window leads or cames are the grooved leads used to hold together panes of glass in casement windows during the 16th through the 19th centuries. These […]

    • Date

       March 11, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households, Lead