Reference numberMOB/003
TitleNuremberg chest
Date17th century
DescriptionA wrought iron box with iron straps, a hidden keyhole and two carrying handles. Internally, the locking mechanism is covered by decorated and polished sheet iron panels incorporating two horses and a leaf design. There is a small side compartment and the box has an accompanying key. Manufacturer/creator unknown.
Extent1 artefact
MaterialsIron, steel
Dimensionsh 440 x w 920 x d 490 mm
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyKnown as a ‘Nuremberg chest’ after the approximate place of manufacture of this style of box in southern Germany and Austria, sometimes referred to as an ‘Armada chest’
ProvenancePresented by L A Jordan; recorded in the Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, v.17 1945-1948, minute 19, meeting 9 October 1947, p.278
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
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