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
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 clearstory of a Church and is an early device which declined in popularity during the second half of the 17th. Century.
H: 24”, 61 cms, W: 58.25”, 148cms. D: 23”, 59 cms.
Litt: J Fiske “When Oak Was New, English Furniture and Daily Life 1530 – 1700”
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