Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec; nineteenth century; wrought iron, wood; 34 x 20 x 15.5 cm; Sharpe Collection. CMC 77-1055
The figurine on the hinge probably represents La Corriveau in a cage. Marie-Josephte Corriveau was hanged in 1763 for killing her husband, and, in accordance with English practice, her body was displayed in a cage for several weeks.
This case gave rise to the Corriveau legend in the nineteenth century.