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Continental Iron Strong Box

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Item Details

  • Width:
    9 1/2 Inches
  • Height:
    5 Inches
  • Depth:
    4 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
    Pre-18th Century
  • Origin:
    Other Europe
This fascinating Continental wrought iron strong box was intended to secure one's most precious valuables while traveling. The strap work and well-engineered locking mechanism served to make this case virtually indestructible. Although made primarily in southern Germany, especially Nuremburg, in the 16th and 17th centuries, these boxes were once believed to be Spanish treasure chests, and were henceforth called Armada chests in the 19th century. Some were for the use of officers at sea, and would have been bolted to the deck of the owner's cabin.

17th Century

9 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" deep x 5" high

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