11182 AN EXQUISITE POLYCHROME PAINTED IRON AND ENGRAVED BLUED STEEL STRONGBOX OF SMALL SCALE German Or Swiss. Second Half Of The Seventeenth Century. Measurements: Height: 8 3/4″ (22.2 cm) Width: 17 3/4″ (45.1 cm) Depth: 8 1/2″(21.6 cm)
Of iron and blued steel with original painted decoration. The rectangular floral decorated hinged top centered by a fretted keyhole escutcheon. The front with faux lock escutcheon flanked by an amorous bucolic vignette. The sides mounted with lifting handles and decorated with arabesques as is the back. The reverse side of the lid with blued steel covering plate decorated by a pair of engraved zoomorphic creatures.