The Mary Rose was Henry VIII’s favorite warship and was lost in battle in 1545. The wreck was rediscovered in 1968 and salvaged during the 1970’s and 80’s. She has proven to be a treasure trove of Henrician artifacts, a virtual time capsule some four hundred years old.
Many of the artifacts are storage chests of several types. The Purser’s Chest is one of these. I decided to build a replica.