German Nurnberg Chest, 17th C
Made entirely of sheet iron, with reinforcing bands and reinforced corners. False lock on front, plus two heavy hasps for padlocks. The real lock is on the top with a sprung plate covering the keyhole; activated by a hidden button on the front edge of the lid; retaining its original key. Complex lock mechanism featuring 6 heavy moveable bolts and 4 fixed bolts at the rear; cover plate pierced with a scene of fighting stags. Inside features smaller locking iron compartment (key replaced). Heavy loop handles on each end. Exterior painted a dark green with colored flower heads painted at the rivets (cleaned and refreshed). Interior repainted in a red-orange, as was original. Length approx. 27" L by 17" H by 17" D, weight approx. 110 pounds. Very good restored condition with all mechanics in working order.
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