Date: Circa 1950s
Material: Nickel plated

Product No: N700


This is a Gothic-inspired ornamental metal clip designed for use on the corners of a coffin. Corner clips gave coffins a more decorative finish and more specifically, the appearance of being bound together with brass, or in this case, silvered plates. This created the illusion of a decorative-hinged box, and was by no means a standard feature.

Corner clips came as an extra and appear to have lost popularity after the 1960s. This coincides with the increasing popularity of cremation, which officially became more popular than burial in Britain in 1968. The coffin was becoming more practical and decorative additions slowly started to wane.

This item is in the following Themes:

Death  Commerce
Industry & Manufacturing