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

$ 5,750.00

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

 
Measures; 16.5" wide X 8.5" deep X 8" high.

Formed in a rectangular box, with carry handle attached to the top.  The lid is attached with two 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 (4) bolts at the turn of the key.  Original period key.  The steel has areas of de-lamination..  A great specimen in good working order.  All surfaces of iron/steel are rust pitted.  Some loses.

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

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