This is a top-quality antique English mid 17th century oak carved, a triple panel coffer chest blanket box, circa 1640 – 1680. Fine quality original carvings and stunning colour, in excellent condition.
• Item: Oak Coffer
• Circa: 1640 – 1680
• Period: Commonwealth / Charles II
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Width: 4ft
• Moulded three panel top
• Original nulled rails
• Inset oval diamond lozenge carved panels
• Carved initials “E.S.” on central panel
• Peg & joined panelled design
• Original length inset scribe carved feet (stiles)
• Iron loop hinges
• Working steel lock & key
• Original carvings
• Original back & floor boards
• Original polish & patination
• Superb deep rich oxblood colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a top-quality antique English mid 17th century oak coffer, with a triple panel design, circa 1640 – 1680, with fine quality original carvings and stunning colour, in excellent condition. The coffer is constructed with a moulded three panel top, with a joined section below, which is constructed with butt joints to the corners, secured by peg construction. The lid opens using the original iron loop hinges, which we believe to be old replacements, to reveal a spacious interior. The interior is clean, dry and practical & usable. The coffer incorporates an old steel working lock with key. The front of the coffer retains the original owners’ initials “E.S.” on the central panel. The three panels are decorated with the original carvings, featuring an oval panel, incorporating small diamond lozenges and null carvings, with a scratch carved border. The coffer retains its original inset side panels along with standing on the original stiles (feet), which also boast inset scribe 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 stunning 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 is a top-quality antique English mid 17th century oak coffer, with a triple panel design, circa 1640 – 1680, with fine quality original carvings and stunning colour, in excellent condition. The coffer has been cleaned and wax-polished, to a professional standard in our workshop. Nominal old marks to the top (see photos) 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 incorporates an old replacement working lock with key. We believe the iron strap hinges to be old replacements (again, possible from the Georgian period). The coffer stands on the original 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 of such quality and in such clean condition.
Height = 66.7cm or 26¼” or 2ft 2¼”
Width = 120.1cm or 47¼” or 3ft 11¼”
Depth = 58.5cm or 23” or 1ft 11”
Terms & Conditions:
Before you purchase this item, please ensure you have read and are in agreement with our Terms & Conditions of Sale. If you have any questions regarding our Terms & Conditions of Sale, please contact us to discuss them, before purchasing this item.