• Item: Coffer / Chest
• Circa: 1680
• Period: Charles II
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Moulded panelled top
• Original guilloche carvings
• Inset sunflower carved panels
• Peg & joined panelled design
• Original length guilloche carved feet (stiles)
• Original wireloop hinges
• Striking plate & latch
• Working lock & key
• Lovely small proportions
• Original polish & patination
• Superb deep rich oxblood colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a fine quality antique English 17th century Charles II oak carved twin panel coffer, circa 1680, with small proportions, fine carvings and stunning colour, in excellent condition. The coffer is constructed with a moulded inset panel top, with a joined section below, which is constructed with butt joints to the corners, secured by peg construction. The lid opens on its original wire loop hinges to reveal a spacious interior, which also retains the original candle box. The interior is clean, dry and practical & usable, retaining its original floor-boards. The coffer also incorporates a working steel clasp, lock and working key. The front of the coffer is decorated with the original guilloche carvings, which are present to the top rail, the stiles and dividing the two front panels.Below the top rail are two inset panels, which boast sunflower carvings. The sides of the coffer also feature inset panels. The coffer stands on the original stiles (feet), which display guilloche carving along the entire length. The back of the coffer retains its original rough-hewn panels along with the original floor. Overall, this coffer boasts a lovely deep, rich oxblood colour and patination and is an ideal interior design piece.
This item would look great in a variety of rooms from the hallway, to the living room or bedroom as an ottoman at the foot of the bed.
This beautiful piece boasts a rich dark red-and-brown oxblood colour. As it boasts the original wax polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This 17th Century carved oak coffer / blanket box is in excellent clean condition, considering its age. The coffer has been wax-polished, to a professional standard in our workshop. Nominal old marks to the top and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. Such old use marks are inevitable and perfectly acceptable due to its age and use it would have received. The interior is clean, dry, and usable. The coffer retains its original lid, floor, sides and back. The coffer also retains its original loop hinges and internal candle box, which is rare to see. The coffer also incorporates a working steel clasp, lock, with working key. The coffer stands on extended stiles (feet) and the carvings to the front rail, panels & stiles are original (not later). The coffer is solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use. Considering the age of this coffer, it is in excellent condition. It is rare to find a coffer of this period in such clean condition.
Height = 62.2cm or 24½” or 2ft ½”
External Width (lid) = 110cm or 43⅜” or 3ft 7⅜”
External Depth (lid) = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
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