• Item: Mule Chest
• Circa: 1800
• Period: George III
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Moulded top
• Inset panels
• Peg & joined panelled design
• Original iron strap hinges
• Brass key escutcheon
• Working lock with working key
• Candle box
• Moulded base
• Shaped bracket feet
• Original polish & patination
• Lovely rich oak colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
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This is a fine quality antique English George III solid oak joined triple panel mule chest, circa 1780, in excellent condition.
The coffer is constructed with a moulded top, with a joined section below, which is constructed with butt joints to the corners, secured by peg construction. The lid opens on the original iron strap hinges to reveal a spacious interior, which also includes the candle box. The interior is clean, dry and practical and usable and retains its original pine floor-boards. The coffer also features a working lock (with working key) decorated with a brass shaped key escutcheon. The front of the mule chest is decorated with three moulded inset panels. The sides of the coffer also feature inset panels. The back of the chest retains its original rough-hewn panels along with the original floor. The coffer features a moulded base, which rests on its original shaped bracket feet. Overall, this coffer boasts a lovely rich oak 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 honey oak 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.
The mule chest is in excellent overall condition. Nominal old cup marks to the top and leading edges (see photos), 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 lid retains the original strap hinges and the coffer features the original working lock (with working key) and a decorative brass key escutcheon. The shaped bracket feet 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.
Height = 69.3cm or 27¼” or 2ft 3¼”
External Width (lid) = 110.7cm or 43⅝” or 3ft 7⅝”
External Depth (lid) = 53.3cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
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