Antique folding metal key from 1800s, rare solid brass folding key. Keys, folding key, skeleton keys, antique keys, vintage keys, steampunk

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This is a rare antique folding metal key from 1800s. This solid brass key has a lovely patina and probably dates to the Civil War era. These keys are rare and collectible.

The key is solid brass and measures about 1-3/4 inches long. The barrel of the key is approximately 1/4 inch in diameter. We have not polished or cleaned the key.

Keys and key blanks are great for making jewelry and found object art.


We will gladly work with buyers to ship outside of the United States. Please send us a convo to request information and a quote for international shipping.


We have three Etsy shops that feature vintage items:

Eclectic Perspectives (, a boutique with vintage and antique gifts, collectibles and pieces to add vintage charm to your home, office or business

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
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Our standard shipping is USPS Priority Mail. For low-cost items we use USPS First Class or Parcel Post to save buyer's money on shipping. If you would like to use an alternative carrier please email us before placing your order.

International shipping is available upon request if not listed as an option in the listing.


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Customer service is our top priority so we try to ship out all items purchased within 24 hours (but no later than 48 hours). We cannot cancel a purchase if we have shipped it so if you need to cancel an order please do so as soon as possible after purchasing it.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Returns will be accepted if the product remains in the condition in which it was received and is sent back to us within 30 days of receipt. If you have any questions about returns, please send us a convo.

We ship most items using USPS and provide tracking information on most orders. We work with customers on filing claims with USPS (or other shipping services) for items that are lost, stolen or damaged during shipping; however, we cannot be responsible for items that are marked delivered but are then lost or stolen after that point.