1) Chests imported from Flanders.
In The Connoisseurs Handbook of Antique Collecting they were said to be in great demand by the sixteenth century, and by 1483 members of the London Cofferers Guild were protesting at their importation. They were already in Yorkshire more than a century earlier: 1376 xiijs iiijd pro j arca de Flandria, Ripon
1400 j flawndirsark, York
1430 unam cistam de Flandria, Ripon
1434 unum par de trussyngcoffres, unum Flaundres kyst, Campsall. They are regularly found in inventories through the 1500s and into the seventeenth century, but may then have been falling out of fashion: 1561 one flanders chist bound with iron, Leeds
1614 j old flanders chest, Stockeld
1641 one little flanders chiste, Fairweather Green
1701 One old Flanders Chest, Elland.