18th century oak coffer
£595.00 - Now Sold
A very old, well-weathered 6-plank marriage chest from the South West, constructed from thick (3.5-4.0 cm) oak, which has a deep, aged patina. The solid, utilitarian character of the coffer is balanced by the delicate floral/foliage design carved on the front.
It also retains interesting original fittings such as the split pin (cotter) hinges and asymmetric lock plate with strap and keyhole (no key though), as well as some more unusual features, including old metal patch repairs to the back and a very quirky timber inset on the top covering an old knot hole.
There is considerable wear and tear to this piece, particularly the bottom rail, as would be expected in an item of this age, and signs of historic woodworm. This is long gone, but all our items are treated for woodwork as a matter of course.
This is an extraordinarily characterful antique piece, but also a useful one, providing ample storage capacity.
141 cm long x 51 cm deep x 66.5 cm high