16th Century Mexican Pine Chest For Sale
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16th Century Mexican Pine Chest


This is an early and very fine Spanish Colonial locking 'safe' chest. The chest is pine wood joined and fitted with three wrought iron lock plates, corner braces, and strap hinges. The surface is also decorated with ornate 'chapetas' and flat head nails. It has three separate locking mechanisms (keys held by different elders), its' original use would have been to safeguard community valuables. From Mexico City, circa 1550. All original, with original keys.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 18.75 in. x W 81.5 in. x D 36 in.H 47.63 cm x W 207.01 cm x D 91.44 cm
  • Seller Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
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