The lid opens using iron strap hinges, which we believe to be old replacement hinges, to reveal a spacious interior. The interior is clean, dry and practical & usable, retaining its original floor-boards. The coffer incorporates an old replacement working lock with key, with an old replacement steel clasp (possibly from the Georgian). The front of the coffer is profusely decorated with the original null carvings, below which are three inset diamond lozenge carved panels.
The sides of the coffer also inset panels. The coffer stands on the original stiles (feet), which also boast inset scribe carving along the entire length. 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 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 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 17th century carved oak coffer 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 an old replacement working lock with key, with an old replacement steel clasp (possibly from the Georgian period). We believe the iron strap hinges to be old replacements (again, possible from the Georgian period).
The coffer stands on the original stiles (feet) and the carvings to the front rail, panels & stiles are original (not later). Evidence of minor historical woodworm to the stiles, which has been thoroughly treaded (this is not surprising given the age of this item). 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 = 66.3cm or 26 or 2ft 2 External Width (lid) = 101.1cm or 39 or 3ft 3 External Depth (lid) = 50.8cm or 20 or 1ft 8. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit; therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.
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All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity. Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds.Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield. The item "Antique English Charles II Oak Carved Triple Panel Coffer Chest Blanket Box" is in sale since Wednesday, May 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Coffers".
The seller is "yolandagrayantiques" and is located in Tarporley, Cheshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.