Antique George III English Oak Blanket Box Chest (Circa 1800)
This is a super quality and unusual George III English oak country blanket box or chest, circa 1800 which is in original excellent condition.
• Rare / sought after size
• Circa 1780
• Period George III
• Provenance England, UK
• Wood Solid oak
• Dovetailed construction
• Two plank top
• Moulded lid frame
• Moulded plinth
• Original working lock & key
• Original hand beaten iron strap hinges
• Original candle box
• Original length bracket feet
• Steel carrying handles
• Superb light oak colour
• Ideal as a blanket box or coffee table
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This is a super quality and unusual George III English oak blanket box or chest, circa 1780 which is in original excellent condition. This box has sought after and unusually small proportions. The top of the box is constructed of two wide planks and features a moulded lid frame. The lid is hinged to the box with its original hand beaten iron strap hinges. The front, sides and back have been constructed with single plank pieces. The box is held together with a lovely hand-dovetailed construction, which is clearly visible on the front corners of the box. The box features its original working lock and key. There is a rustic brass key escutcheon on the front. Inside, there is the original candle box to the left 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 an elegant moulded plinth and terminates on its original bracket feet. All timber planks on this box are original. To each side of the box is steel carrying handles.
The interior is clean, dry and the coffer is practical and useable. The exterior of the coffer boasts a stunning rich oak colour patination. The coffer would be ideal as a storage or blanket box even a coffee table!
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.
This trunk features a rich mellow oak colour. 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.
Height = 40.4cm or 15⅞” or 1ft 3⅞”
Width = 107.1cm or 42⅛” or 3ft 6⅛”
Depth = 50.8cm or 20” or 1ft 8”