These pieces were typically handed down through the families,
judging from the construction, this chest is late 17th century,
and given as a wedding piece at the later date 1766.
With all original hand forged iron hardware and rose head nails.
Strap hinges applied to dovetailed corners, and to the flat-top lid.
The chest has a spring loaded crab lock that opens with its original key.
Dated "Ano 1766" and Initialed KAD
Original lock works, due to age related wear, lid slightly sticks.
Length: 38 1/2"
Depth: 19 1/4"
Weighs approximately 40-50lbs
Good Age related condition, wear to finish and edges, some nails missing,
some losses to hardware, overall in solid appropriate condition.
Packing & Shipping would be $500