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; 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.