• Item: Table Box
• Circa: 1700
• Period: William III
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• 2ft 4¾” wide
• Original leaf lunette carved front
• Original iron strap hinges
• Replacement working lock (with key)
• Single drawer below box
• Secret drawer locking mechanism
• Original backboards & floor
• Moulded plinth base
• Lovely colour & patination
• Excellent condition
• Ideal for storing paperwork or small valuables etc.
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a rare antique English early 18th century solid oak table box, boasting lovely colour and patination, with original carvings and drawer, circa 1700, in excellent condition. Ideal for storing paperwork or small valuables or a small coffee table etc. The box features a flat three-plank top, secured with the original iron strap hinges inside the box. The box incorporates what we believe to be is the original key escutcheon, with a later restored working lock and key. The front of the box is profusely carved with two fine quality original large lunette leaf carvings, with a row of guilloche star carvings below. The lid opens to reveal a large storage clean storage area which is clean, dry, practical and usable. The box is designed with a wide drawer below, which boasts a secret locking mechanism inside the box, where a wooden peg locks the drawer. The peg needs to be removed in order to open the drawer. The drawer is constructed with primitive butt joints and retains its original twin plank drawer bottom. The drawer front features a period brass pear drop handle. The box sits on a moulded plinth base. The back of the box retains its original panels along with the original floor. Overall, this box boasts a lovely rich original colour and patination.
This item would look great in a variety of rooms from the living room, to the office or bedroom, for storing valuable small items, jewellery or documents, or for use a small coffee table etc.
As it boasts the original 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 oak writing box is in excellent condition given its age. Nominal old use marks to the top, external sides and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The carvings on the front of the box are full age and original. The interiors are clean, dry, and usable. The box retains its original iron strap lid hinges. The box retains its original lid, drawer, floor, sides, back and bottom. The box features a later working lock and key. The box boasts its original colour and patination to the exterior. The box is solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use.
Height = 29.6cm or 11⅝”
Width = 73cm or 28¾” or 2ft 4¾”
Depth = 47.5cm or 18¾” or 1ft 6¾”
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