Nuremberg Treasure Chest 1600's Iron Armada Box
NUREMBERG TREASURE CHEST 1600's WROUGHT IRON ARMADA BOX ARTIFACT PIRATE GOLD TREASURE ARMADA CHEST NUREMBERG (1600s) COMPLETELY OPERABLE & WORKING (ORIG KEY!) PIRATE GOLD COINS SHIPWRECK ATOCHA ERA This ARMADA CHEST & Keys was created in Nuremberg Germany weighs approx. 50-60 lbs and measures 27” W x 13.5” H x 14"D. The inside lid mechaninisms are engraved and can be clearly seen in person under the natural Toning. The front “Lock Plate” is a False Lock! This CHEST also has a “Interior Cash Box." All Chests were painted in order to seal and prevent rust. The true Keyhole is on Top of the chest hidden away by a sliding, matching, metal cover. Inside the lids are the Locking mechanisms, generally consisting of up to 8 Lock Bolts, in 4 directions. This particular Treasure Chest has a Master Original Key. These Treasure Chests, used to carry: Pirate Booty, Soldier wages, Precious Jewels of Royalty, Tariffs, Royal Taxes, Gold & Silver Coins and Bars! Built by the same blacksmiths that created Arms and Armory. Struck and forged, these CHESTS were in the 1500 and 1600’s ~ Out of Sheet iron with reinforced intersecting straps and fittings of Iron. These highly skilled Blacksmiths worked in Germany, Austria and France. These Master Blacksmiths, from the late 1400’s, were renowned for their craftsmanship, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. These shops were usually old family businesses in which younger generations were trained by their elders. These highly skilled Blacksmiths excelled in Metalworking, hammered inlay, etching, steel plating engraving, Painting and of course rust proofing. By the dawn of the Renaissance they had achieved a dominant position in Europe. The Blacksmiths and their skills were in high demand throughout Europe and beyond.