I have been slowly picking away at this lock over the past few months in my spare time, and yesterday I was happy to finally finish and photograph it. This was not for a commission, but for my own interest in continually exploring lock making. This lock's function is based off the design of an English three bolt door lock, but its overall aesthetic is heavily influenced by more ornate and open German and French locks. The English style hides all the mechanisms when it is mounted against the door, and so I wanted to design something that was more open and displayed the moving parts of the lock. This lock is accessible from both sides of the door, and when the door handle is turned, more of the parts come into view through the pierced window in the brass cover plate. You can see in one of the early sketches of the lock that I had more pierced ornamentation planned, but as the lock progressed, I decided a simpler design was more appropriate. You can see more images of this lock in the HARDWARE section, along with an example of the three bolt lock I mentioned earlier.