• Item: Coffer / Chest
• Circa: 1730
• Period: George II
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Moulded panelled top
• Original lunette carved rail
• Inset panels
• Peg & joined panelled design
• Original length reeded feet (stiles)
• Original hinges
• Internal candle box
• 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 18th century Georgian oak joined twin panel coffer, circa 1730, with small proportions, in excellent clean original 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 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 and lock, with working key. The front of the coffer is decorated with the original lunette carvings, below which are two inset panels. The sides of the coffer also feature inset panels. The coffer stands on the original stiles (feet). 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 antique oak coffer / blanket box is in excellent clean original condition, considering its age. 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 the original loop hinges. The coffer also incorporates a working steel clasp and lock, with working key. The coffer stands on extended stiles (feet) and the carvings to the front rail are original. 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 good condition. It is rare to find a coffer of this period in such clean condition.
Height = 65.5cm or 25¾” or 2ft 1¾”
External Width (lid) = 106.9cm or 42⅛” or 3ft 6⅛”
External Depth (lid) = 48.9cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
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