I ran across these in the Kunst Museum in Cologne
Germany , on the net years ago. I have a theory that all those
locks were for stopping things from falling out of the
box , in the rough and tumble Dark Ages , and child-proofing
perhaps…….hummmmm . These are the kind of boxes, I agree,
that we should not aspire to ! Nice to look at though . The
seated couple on one of the boxes appear to be playing a
board game , which has 7 rows by 6 rows…..odd.