July 12-14, 2022 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Circa 1600. This elaborate wrought iron example is acid etched with various mythical beasts, predominately gryphon and cockatrice. Elaborate locking mechanism utilizes a double bolt system which can only be retracted through use of the key which actuates a lever. Complete with key. CONDITION: Very good, with crisp etching visible throughout, and some separation at corners from age. Delamination from hand forging is visible through. Metal has acquired a lovely dove-grey-mixed-with-brown patina. 4 feet appear original, but one is loose. These boxes are absolutely fascinating examples of period engineering. EMW

Item Dimensions: 7" x 4 - 1/2" x 4 - 1/4"
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
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Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
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