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Large polychrome Nuremberg chest
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6800 € (port +150€)
Chest, Haute époque, XVII

Nuremberg chest or privateer chest in riveted iron plates.

Beautiful polychromy in green, silver and gold tones. Also painted inside, it was to keep the iron against corrosion but this polychromy is also a decorative element.

Opening the trunk reveals its beautiful original lockplate, richly and finely chiseled with numerous sea and fantastic monsters.

Lock system with 7 bolts which made it inviolable, its key opening the mechanism. Small box inside for more precious items that can be opened with a second key.

Wrought iron carrying handles.

Safe provided with a complex lock system that served as a mobile safe. The one we are presenting is larger than average in size and weight.

Provenance Nuremberg region, Germany.

17th century. Later polychromy.

Length: 93 cm
Height: 52cm
Depth: 51 cm
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