A Good Antique Wrought Iron Treasure Chest/Casket ARMADA BOX/CHEST
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.