Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Merchant Adventurers' Chest

This oak evidence chest dates from the early 1300s and was used to store the title deeds to the many properties owned by the The Company of Merchant Adventurers' of York. Founded originally as a religious fraternity they developed into a trading association or 'guild'. I imagine it crammed full of rolled parchment scrolls covered in wax seals.
Taking part in ABC Wednesday


  1. magnificent piece!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. That chest is phenomenol, oh the history it represents. I can imagine the contents too.

  3. Wow - that's old! Could be filled with treasures of some sort.

  4. Where does the chest reside now, Deb? Do you know if there's anything in it?


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