17th Century German Hand Forged Iron Strongbox


  • £2,797
  • €3,250 Euro
  • $3,394 US Dollar


DC Member since 2015
Contact dealer Delivery quote Similar item? Stock request

  • Description
  • Location
  • About dealer

17th Century German Hand Forged Iron Strongbox

This beautiful handmade iron chest was made in Nuremberg or Augsburg in the 17th century
They were made to hold valuables such as gold coins, jewels or maps. Starting in the 1800s, people started to refer to these chests as "Armada Chests" because they were found on old shipwreck sites and it was assumed that they belonged to the Spanish Armada (late 1500s). However, it was later determined that the boxes were of German craftsmanship starting only in the 1600s.

Germany 17th century, weathered but good condition with working lock and original key.
Inside protected with paint against rust.


  • H: 36cm (14.17in)
  • W: 71cm (27.95in)
  • D: 43cm (16.93in)


18th Century & Earlier

Contact Us


Telephone: +31(0)6 18 87 30 51



By Appointment Only
Balistraat 58 HS, 1094 JP Amsterdam
The Netherlands


My name is Vincent and I founded my company at the beginning of 2013 after having been a passionate collector of antiques since my childhood. For me finding a beautiful antique object is a real treasure hunt whether it is a valuable 17th century piece or a tiny broken fragment with its beautiful patina. This is why I have chosen the name “Trésors-Trouvés”. The fact that I had the opportunity to turn my passion into my profession, being a “treasure hunter”, is something I am very grateful for.

For Trésors-Trouvés I travel through France every month and to England several times a year to find those special items that I think will enhance this collection. My vision about antique objects is that the items should fit in a modern and minimalist environment as well as it could suit a classical interior. Colors and settings change but the right object stays precious and timeless.

My goal is to share my passion with you and of course to be a source of beautiful objects for your company or your private collection.

I hope you like this collection and I am looking forward to welcoming you as a new client.

Social Media:  Facebook

We use cookies to help make this website better. Find out more about cookies.