An iron strongbox
German, first half 17th century
With a handle at each end and a false lockplate on the front; the lid with a concealed keyhole; the interior with a lock shooting seven bolts and a pierced steel lockcase engraved overall.
Traces of polychromy on the exterior; the interior with a modern coat of paint; some rust.
35 x 17 x 20¼ in. (88.9 x 43.2 x 51.4 cm.)