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An extremely fine pair of wrought iron gates, by Jean Tijou, late 17th century.

12 feet x 14 feet, of iron, with copper leaf-decoration. Gilded overall, firstly by Rene Cousin. Reference:

Exeter MSS 51/5 May 13th. 1693.

A bill from Rene Cousin, Verrio’s gilder, in which he refuses to agree a price for the gilding of the gate in correspondence with Tanner.  ‘Mr Tanner…. raccomode la porte de fer mais je m’en luis tombe d’accord ne la pouvant pas faire pour se prix de £12:0:0.’

Extensively conserved in 1990.

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