Skeleton Keys

Skeleton Keys

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Sarah Coffey
Apr 28, 2008

Ever since I lost the key to my grandmother's secretary, I've been on the hunt for any old skeleton key that will unlock it. A locksmith could open it, but I'm wrapped up in the romantic idea that I'll find an old key that magically fits the hutch. This hunt has led to a growing love of skeleton keys, from antiques to decorative porcelain keys like the ones shown above...

These Porcelain Keys are $8 at the Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco. We've also seen some beautiful antique locks and keys at Jayson Home & Garden's Flea Market. Any other suggestions for where to find skeleton keys?

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