Hand carved door pull
An Armada Chest
Door frame at Baddesley Clinton
Perfectly manicured garden at Packwood House
Interior lock on lid
The name applies to a distinctive type of coffer, make of wrought iron and strengthened with interlaced bands of the same material. This one has 7 bolts which interlock with turned edges on the chest. Armada Chest does not seem to have been current before the middle of the 19th C. The Armada took place during Queen Elizabeth I's reign in 1588. These were the forerunner for today's safes.