This is a good quality oak Charles II small sized antique oak two panel coffer originating from England, circa 1650 – 1680.
• Rare / sought after small size
• Circa 1650 – 1680
• Period Charles II
• Origination England, UK
• Wood Oak
• Two inset panels to top
• Lunette carvings to the upper frieze
• Two diamond carved panels below
• Reeded and bobble carved styles & front
• Original iron loop hinges
• Rough hewn paneled back
• Lovely deep rich oak patina
• Working lock & key
• Superb quality
This is a good quality early 17th Century (period Charles II, circa 1650 – 1680) oak coffer with sought after small proportions originating from England. The coffer features the original carved lunette carvings to the upper frieze and two caved diamond panels below. The front panel features the original reeded and bobble carved styles. The top features two original square insert panels with reeded edges. The sides are paneled and the lid is attached with its original iron loop hinges. The coffer features original hand and peg construction. The coffer features a working lock and key. The back of the coffer features a rough hewn paneled back. The coffer stands on reduced styles and features a rich deep 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 hall way, 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 truly is a very beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout. It is rare to see one in such good condition. This item would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own such a lovely antique item.
The coffer and carvings are original. The coffer features the original carvings to the top and front, original iron loop hinges and the original floor and back. The coffer features a working lock and key which has been replaced a long time ago. There are small splits to the top two panels. The top left hand panel has been repaired from the underside a long time ago. The styles (legs) have worn down in length possibly due to the wear it has received over the years having been in contact with the floor. There is some saw damage to the corner of the lid on the left right hand side (see photo) which has occurred a long time ago. The coffer is free of woodworm, solid in joint and ready to use. Considering the age of this coffer, it is in very good condition and does not detract from its attractive appeal.
Height 55cm or 1’ 9½”
Width 112cm or 3’ 8”
Depth 49.5cm or 1’ 7½”