Join Date: Jan 2007
Another reason to Think possibly India, is that the engraving on the pineapple finial does not look European, in fact the only engraving that does look European or English,are all the screws, and they are beautifully done, and possibly the side-plates, but the latter in design are more 17th C at latest in style.
I am not out to find fault, as I do like it, but so mixed in styles appears Eastern at any rate.
The lock looks a very competent piece, and has a good finish. I would like to see the lock internals and the mortise for it in the stock.