Antique Charles II West Country Carved Oak Coffer (Circa 1650 – 1700)
This is a very good quality and triple panel Charles II English antique oak coffer, attributable to the West Country, England, circa 1650 – 1700.
• Item Coffer
• Circa 1650 – 1700
• Period Charles II
• Provenance West Country, England
• Wood Solid oak
• Triple panel design
• Channel moulded frame
• Peg construction
• Carved lunette upper frieze
• Carved lozenges below
• Working lock & key
• Original hand beaten iron loop hinges
• Candle box
• Original top
• Original sides
• Original back
• Original bottom
• Original length style feet
• Superb deep rich oak patina
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This is a good quality and triple panel Charles II English antique oak coffer, attributable to the West Country, England, circa 1650 – 1700. The coffer features a triple panel design with three panels to the lid and front of the coffer. Constructed in the traditional peg construction method, the coffer features a channel-moulded frame. The upper section of the coffer boasts a row of lunette carvings and below, there are three diamond shaped lozenges with floral centres. The lid is connected to the base with the original hand beaten iron loop hinges. Inside, there is the original candle box to the right hand side. There is also a working lock and key with this coffer which locks the top lid onto the base. The coffer sits on its original style feet, which is rare to see. The back of the coffer features the original rough-hewn back and original floor. This coffer has sought after proportions not being too tall. This coffer would have been commissioned for a wealthy country homeowner.
The interior is clean, dry and the coffer is practical and useable. The exterior of the coffer boasts a stunning rich oak colour patination. This is an important oak coffer having been around in the days of Charles 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 rich light oak patina, which has been generated by the centuries of cleaning and care it has received.
Height = 52.4cm or 20⅝” or 1ft 8⅝”
Width (lid) = 130cm or 51¼” or 4ft 3¼”
Width (body) = 124.7cm or 49⅛” or 4ft 1⅛”
Depth (lid) = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Depth (body) = 49.5cm or 19½” or 1ft 7½”