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Early 17th Century Chest

Josh “Captain Redbeard” Scott (Follow @redbeardsrelics —
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Small chests like this one were made in the early 17th century and would often have been used to store personal wealth, letters, and other valuables during a time before banks.

These were the real treasure chests of the period!

Made of wrought iron in Nuremberg, Germany and likely painted in Holland, these were the chests to have back in the time.

The most spectacular feature of this chest is the escutcheon plate that covers the locking mechanism under the lid. The entire piece is acid-etched and blued to give that gorgeous look. The key is original as well!

What do you think, is this the kind of chest you’d store your loot in???

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