English 16th Century Carved Oak Coffer
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English 16th Century Carved Oak Coffer

Price : $3,200.00

Product description

Dimensions: 42 1/2″L x 22″H x20″D
England 16th Century

A very interesting and early oak chest from England. The three panel top with original hinges is above a three panel base. The front panels have beautiful decorative Gothic carving with stiles and crossbars. This is a very old piece. Coffers were the general purpose storage units of their day, but they were also used for seating and even for sleeping on. All had locks to ensure privacy and security in the crowded households of the period. Some were used for the storage of household goods, but others were personal: most members of the household had their own coffers for their own belongings. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, chests were important pieces of furniture that stood in the public areas of the house. Their high status was reflected in the high quality of their decoration and construction. The bottoms of rear legs have frequently rotted for they stood against the wall on the dampest part of the stone floor.

Condition: Good for a 500 year old piece. Some wear, worm damage at the back base, one hinge is detached. Wear consistent with age and use.

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SKU: CAB1
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