This is a good quality and primitive small Charles I English antique oak five plank panel coffer originating from England, circa 1620 – 1650.
• Rare / sought after small size
• Circa 1620 – 1650
• Period Charles I / Cromwellian
• Provenance England, UK
• Wood Solid oak
• Originating from a country property
• Primitive design
• Original striking plate
• 5 plank nailed construction
• Reeded top
• Original iron loop hinges
• Original top
• Original sides
• Original back
• Original bottom
• Original 7” length style feet
• Superb deep rich oak patina
This is a good quality and primitive small Charles I English antique oak five plank panel coffer originating from England, circa 1620 – 1650 with sought after small proportions originating from a country property in England. The coffer features a five-plank construction with a reeded top, single panel sides, back and bottom. The coffer sits on its original length 7” styles, which is rare to see. The top of the coffer attached with the original iron loop hinges. Part of the original iron clasp and lock are missing. The five-plank coffer has been constructed with the original handmade iron nails. The back of the coffer features the original rough-hewn back and original floor. The coffer stands on the original 7” style feet and features a rich deep colour / patination. The interior is clean, dry and the coffer is practical and useable. The exterior of the coffer boasts a stunning deep rich oak colour patination. This is an important oak coffer having been around in the days of Charles I & II, Cromwell’s conquest of Ireland & Scotland and the Great Fire of London. The coffer would be ideal as a storage box in a bedroom in front of a bed.
This item would look great in a variety of rooms from the hallway, to the living room or bedroom in front of a bed. It has a beautiful deep rich oak patina, which has been generated by the centuries of cleaning and care it has received.
The coffer is original and features the original iron loop hinges, original floor, top, sides and back. The coffer stands on the original 7” style feet, which is very rare to see. Part of the original iron clasp and lock are missing (see photos). There is no key. There has been a very old repair to the back of the coffer near where the right hand iron loop hinge attaches to back of the coffer (see photos). This old repair is sold in joint and the lid opens freely. There are no splits to the tops sides or bottom of the coffer. There is a slight bow to the coffer top however this inevitable due to its age and the fact that it’s a single piece top. The interior is clean, dry and the coffer is practical and useable. The coffer is free of active woodworm, solid in joint and ready to use. Considering the age of this very early coffer, it is in very good condition and does not detract from its attractive appeal.
Height 47.5cm or 1ft 6¾”
Width 95.5cm or 3ft 1½”
Depth 36cm or 1ft 2”
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