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

$ 13,500.00

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.

TTI-531820