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Iron strongbox


A late 17th-century Nuremburg iron strongbox; the rectangular lid and sides bound with iron straps; the front with shaped false 'lockplate'; the ends with carrying handles and with keyhole to the top; German, about 1680; interior of lid filled with multiple lock covered with decorative cut and chased steel plate showing mermaids, mermen and birds in a floral and fruit scroll design; lid held open with iron arm; separate internal strongbox across one end of interior with hinged top and single lock.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1945-2

  • Date

    c. 1680

  • Material

    metal iron

  • Measurements

  • Width

    97 cm 38 ins

  • Height

    47 cm 18.5 ins