Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Armada Chest

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Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Armada Chest 1700s
Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Armada Chest 1700s
Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Armada Chest 1700s
Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Armada Chest 1700s
Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Armada Chest 1700s
Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Armada Chest 1700s
Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Armada Chest 1700s
Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Armada Chest 1700s

A Good Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Casket ARMADA BOX/CHEST, circa. 16th-17th century.  Most likely made in Nuremberg, Germany.

Measures; 27″ wide X 14″ deep X 13″ high.

Formed in a rectangular box, with carry handles attached to both sides.  The lid is attached with three iron hinges and containing the complex lock mechanism, accessed with a single key, the hole is concealed beneath a movable cover.  The interior lock mechanism throws (5) bolts at the turn of the key.  Open work lock escutcheon plate.  Original period key.  The steel has areas of de-lamination.  The front of the box has (2) lock hasps.  A great specimen in good working order.

Similar examples are preserved at the Ironwork Gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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Please reference this number when inquiring: TTI-531820

$13,500.00