July 12-14, 2022 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Circa 17th century. This elaborate wrought iron example is acid etched with geometrics on a starred ground, accented for florals on raised edges. Elaborate locking mechanism utilizes a double bolt system which can only be retracted through use of the key which actuates a lever. Sliding sheet iron keyhole cover for when key is not in use. Complete with key. CONDITION: Very good, with crisp etching visible throughout, and some separation at corners from age. Delamination from hand forging is visible throughout. Key is broken at one bow. Metal has acquired a lovely dove-grey-mixed-with-brown patina. 3 of 4 feet appear original, the original feet are somewhat loose. Given the biting of the key, it is probably not original to this box but does operate the mechanism appropriately. These boxes are absolutely fascinating examples of period engineering. EMW
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,722.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
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