• Item: Coffer / Chest
• Circa: 1700 – 1730
• Period: Queen Anne / George I
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Width: 3ft 7⅛”
• Moulded three panel top
• Original arabesque carved rail
• Inset carved panels with arabesque carved arches & vertical nulling
• Foliate carved vertical rails
• Central diamond carved panel with foliate cross
• Foliate scroll carved bottom rail
• Peg & joined panelled design
• Original length inset scribe carved feet (stiles)
• Old replacement hinges (approximately 19th Century)
• Iron striking plate & clasp
• Working lock & key
• Original polish & patination
• Superb deep rich oxblood colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
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This is a fine quality antique English early 18th century solid oak carved triple panel coffer / blanket box, circa 1700 – 1730, boasting stunning carved detail with a rich 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 iron strap hinges, which we believe to be old replacement hinges of approximately 19th Century age, to reveal a spacious interior. The interior is clean, dry, practical & usable, retaining its original floor-boards. The coffer incorporates a working lock and comes with a key, with an old replacement steel clasp (possibly the same age as the hinges). The front of the coffer is profusely decorated with the original arabesque carved rail, below which are three inset carved panels, comprising a central diamond carved panel with foliate carved surround and foliate cross centre, flanked by arch carved panels, which boast further arabesque carvings to the arches, as well as vertical nulling to their centres. The carved panels are also divided by foliate carved vertical rails. Below, the coffer displays a foliate scroll carved bottom rail. The carvings to the panels and rails of this coffer are all finished with punchwork backgrounds. Altogether, this coffer displays a rich array of fine carvings. The sides of the coffer also feature inset panels. The coffer stands on the original scribe carved stiles (feet). The back of the coffer retains its original rough-hewn panels along with the original floor. Overall, this coffer boasts a stunning rich dark colour and patination and is an ideal interior design piece.
This oak chest would look great in a variety of rooms from the hallway, to the living room or bedroom as an ottoman or blanket box 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 18th century carved oak 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 (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 a working lock with key, with an old replacement steel clasp and iron strap hinges to the lid (possibly 19th Century in age). The coffer stands on short stiles (feet) and the carvings to the front rail, panels & stiles are all original (not later Victorian additions). 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 = 56.4cm or 22¼” or 1ft 10¼”
External Width (lid) = 109.6cm or 43⅛” or 3ft 7⅛”
External Depth (lid) = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
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