EUR

FR   EN   中文

CONNECTION
A 17th c. Nuremberg polychrome iron chest
A 17th c. Nuremberg polychrome iron chest - Curiosities Style Louis XIV A 17th c. Nuremberg polychrome iron chest - A 17th c. Nuremberg polychrome iron chest - Louis XIV
Ref : 83690
7 800 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
South Germany, Nuremberg
Medium :
Iron
Dimensions :
l. 37.01 inch X H. 17.72 inch X P. 19.69 inch
Curiosities  - A 17th c. Nuremberg polychrome iron chest 17th century - A 17th c. Nuremberg polychrome iron chest
Antiquités Promenade

Early furniture and works of art


+33 (0)1 39 78 73 92
+33 (0)6 64 42 84 66
A 17th c. Nuremberg polychrome iron chest

This very beautiful strog chest in clad and riveted iron features its original polychromy with motifs of flowers, landscapes and boats.
It has a complex locking mechanism activated by a single turn of the key, a 7 point lock system hidden under the lid by a pierced and perforated plate.
Inside the box is an additional lockable safety compartment.
It has two large side lifitng handles. Two hasp rings on the front can accommodate a padlocked bar for enhanced security.
The two locks work and are provided with their key.
Late 17th century
Nuremberg, South Germany

Dimensions: h. 45 cm, l. 94 cm, p. 50 cm.

Nuremberg chests known as sea chests or money chests were used by army treasurers as mobile safes, or by captains and merchants on board ships where they performed the same function. They are particularly appreciated for the aesthetic beauty of their locks, which illustrate the desire to create a tamper-proof system while associating it with harmony and elegance.

Antiquités Promenade

CATALOGUE

Curiosities