Armada chest with nine catches, one missing with pierced iron plate. Two carrying handles. Painted orange inside and traces of paint on the outside. Small lockable compartment inside. 'These mostly date from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the equivalent of the modern day safe. They are commonly called Armada Chests' (M. Jessup).
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.