Armada chest
Lot 678
A large 17th century iron and iron-bound ten-bolt strong box or 'Armada' chest, German
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,700 - 7,800

Lot Details
Armada chest Armada chest
A large 17th century iron and iron-bound ten-bolt strong box or 'Armada' chest, German
Of rectangular form and bound in riveted strapwork, the front with false pierced escutcheon and iron hasps, with wrythen bale carry handles to either end, the underside of the lid with an elaborate steel lock shooting ten bolts, and covered by an elaborately pierced lockplate engraved with masks, birds' heads and scrolling foliage, the central facetted boss flanked to either side by a pair of engraved mermaid supporters, fitted to the interior of the chest with a pair of wrythen strut supports for the top, and with an additional smaller iron till, with lockable lid, (key to chest present; key to till to interior lacking), 103cm wide x 56cm deep x 57cm high, (40.5" wide x 22" deep x 22" high)
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