Mid 17th Century Panelled Oak Coffer


Circa 1650

Mid 17th.Century Panelled Oak Coffer, the hinged four-panel lid above a fluted or nulled frieze and four-panel front, the sides with two panels each and the back again four panels, all raised on the original stiles. The interior is fitted with a candle box at one end.

H: 24”, 61 cms, W: 58.25”, 148cms. D: 23”, 59 cms.

This form of fluting or nulling is a series of niches with rounded tops resembling a row of small arches or a row of Norman windows usually set high in the clerestory of a Church and is an early device that declined in popularity during the second half of the 17th. Century.

Litt: J Fiske “When Oak Was New, English Furniture and Daily Life 1530 – 1700”
Pages 71,188,192,194-196,208 and 223/4

Delivery in the UK mainland is included in the marked price.

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