A late 17th. century carved oak coffer
A late 17th century carved oak coffer, with twin panelled, moulded top above a guilloche frieze, the three panelled front with floral and foliate carving above a shaped apron and raised on stile feet. The carving to the panels is unusual with a central daisy within a capstan or water wheel which would suggest that this coffer was made either for on board a ship or inside a water mill. The trailing patterns and stylised palm leaves separating the panels are found on pieces from as early as the beginning of the 17th. century.
Price :£ 1500-00p.
H: 27” 69cms, W: 50.5”, 128.3cms, D: 23.5”, 60cms.
Lit: Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Victor Chinnery Fig 3:261 pp320 & 3:272 pp 328
English Country Furniture 1500-1900, David Knell, fig 43 pp 86 & fig. 145 pp 148.