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Two Locks Chest, Walnut, Wrought Iron, Castille, Spain, 17th Century

$3,599.29

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Chest with two bolts. Walnut wood, wrought iron. Castilla, 17th century. Rectangular chest with a flat top made of carved walnut wood and raised on legs finished in spheres, which has handles, corner pieces, and two bolts on the front and handles on the sides decorated with openwork wrought iron pieces. Both in the upper and lower part of the furniture, its lines have been enhanced thanks to smooth moldings. Inside, it has a small section with a flat lid on one side. It is common to refer to the chests with three locks as "City Hall" or "Council", because both these and those with two keys were often used by religious or civil organizations to store objects and documents of value, securing them by giving a key to each person in charge, so that they had to get together to open the chest. Stylistically, it is located within the Baroque, although it is a typology that was already used in the Gothic period and, given its success, it would continue to be common in cabinetmakers and carpenters workshops for many centuries. Although it was the most common piece of furniture at the time, not many examples remain: compare with the two chests from the 17th century in the Casa de Cervantes Museum (202 CE without fittings, 145 CE with them) in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)." Size: 134 x 56 x 71 cm. Weight is merely orientative.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.96 in (71 cm)Width: 52.76 in (134 cm)Depth: 22.05 in (56 cm)
  • Style
    Baroque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    17th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ZF05631stDibs: LU2951323865642

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    Ships From: MADRID, Spain
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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