A LARGE 16th-17th Century Wrought Iron Treasure Chest (ARMADA BOX), #2971 Treasure Artifacts
A Wonderful LARGE 16th-17th century wrought iron Treasure Chest (ARMADA BOX). The chest has a false key escutcheon on the front. (1) key inserts into the lid and when turned, activates a lock mechanism concealed/mounted on the under-side moving spring-loaded bolts that secure the lid to the chest's upper lip when locked (KEY MISSING and much of the lock mechanism is unfortunately missing). The interior of the chest has two holes in the bottom to secure it to the floor of deck of a ship and has an internal strong box (Key missing). Overall the chest is very stable and could be in working order with restoration and a proper key. A great REAL Treasure Chest !!!!!!!
PLEASE NOTE; The locking mechanism could be further restored. Currently, the chest is designed to remain unlocked and displayed...
Measures; 20.5" Deep X 38" Wide X 19" High
Provenance: 20th Century Fox Studios, Hollywood, CA. Featured in many early 1950-60 Pirate movies.
Please note; The swords in the photo do NOT come with the chest.