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Antique Chest, Iron Strong Box, German Antique Boxes, Armada Box ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

Antique Chest, Iron Strong Box, German Antique Boxes, Armada Box ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

Small gilt brass lockbox decorated on five sides with hunting scenes.. A faux-lock on the front & a complex interior lock with four bolts and hidden keyhole. ex Nuremburg.

Small gilt brass lockbox decorated on five sides with hunting scenes. A faux-lock on the front & a complex interior lock with four bolts and hidden keyhole.

A FRENCH GOTHIC GILT METAL MOUNTED IVORY CASKET PROBABLY 14TH CENTURY the gilt metal hinged straps terminating in fleurs-de-lis, the handle attached with florette-shaped bosses, a lock and hinged clasp on the front, formerly on four feet, now lacking. height 1 1/2 in.; width 4 5/8 in.; depth 2 3/8 in. 3.8 cm; 11.7 cm; 6 cm

A FRENCH GOTHIC GILT METAL MOUNTED IVORY CASKET PROBABLY 14TH CENTURY the gilt metal hinged straps terminating in fleurs-de-lis, the handle attached with florette-shaped bosses, a lock and hinged clasp on the front, formerly on four feet, now lacking. height 1 1/2 in.; width 4 5/8 in.; depth 2 3/8 in. 3.8 cm; 11.7 cm; 6 cm

Antiques Atlas - Iron Armada Chest

An Century German Armada Chest with typical strap work and hand riveting. The carrying handles, clasps, dummy lock plate and secret sprung escutcheon all original. The key a later replacement.

Title:  Metal almsbox: 15th century    Description:  Rectangular metal almsbox, standing on small feet. It is decorated with fleur-de-lis and heraldic lions. This iron box has a slot in the top to take coins and a ring on one side so that it could be chained securely in place to prevent theft. It is skilfully made of wrought iron. It was a Christian duty to give to the poor, and there were alms boxes in churches and many other places.

century almsbox with a design based on the English royal arms.

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