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Iron or steel coffer; rounded top; sides ornamented with gothic arches and tracery in relief; on back and front are arcades of five arches with tracery of different designs, chiselled in the metal; top divided by ribs into four panels, with borders of trefoils in relief; angular handle on top and two trefoil handles at ends; double lock, outer one fixed to the middle panel of the front, which falls down and discloses the inner lock.
- Production date
Height: 30.50 centimetres (handle down)
Height: 35.50 centimetres (handle up)
Length: 43 centimetres
Weight: 16509 grammes
Width: 23 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Commentary: This object appears in a prominent position in the photographs of the Smoking Room at Waddesdon Manor as recorded in Ferdinand Rothschild's 'Red Book' of 1897. It seems to have stood on a custom-made stand against a wall.
Bibliography: Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 18; O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.18.
- On display (G2a/dc3)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This collection is known as the Waddesdon Bequest under the terms of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild’s will.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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