Antique English 17th Century Charles II Oak Inlaid Triple Panel Yorkshire Coffer (Circa 1680)


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Object Description

This is a stunning quality antique English late 17th century, Charles II solid oak inlaid & carved triple panel Yorkshire coffer, circa 1680, boasting original inlay & carvings, in excellent condition.

• Item: Coffer / Chest
• Circa: 1680
• Period: Charles II
• Provenance: Yorkshire, England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Width: 3ft 11⅞”
• Moulded triple panel top
• Nulled carved top rail
• Sycamore & holly floral inlaid triple panel front
• Channel moulded stiles & panel outlines
• Peg & joined panelled design
• Old replacement hinges
• Original inlay & carvings
• Working lock & key
• Old replacement brass key escutcheon
• Original polish & patination
• Lovely rich colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

This is a stunning quality antique English late 17th century, Charles II solid oak inlaid & carved triple panel Yorkshire coffer, circa 1680, boasting original inlay & carvings, with small proportions, in excellent condition.

The coffer is designed with a moulded triple panel top, with a joined section below, which is constructed with butt joints to the corners, secured by peg construction. The lid opens using old replacement hinges, to reveal a spacious interior. The interior is clean, dry, practical & usable, retaining its original floor-boards. The coffer incorporates a working lock and comes with a key, decorated with a brass key escutcheon. The top rail on the front of the coffer boasts nulled carving, above three inset panels which display beautiful original sycamore & holly floral inlay. The vertical stiles and the panel outlines feature channel moulding.

The sides of the coffer also feature inset panels. 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 brown oak 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 coffer is attributable to Yorkshire, owing to the formal, yet mobile style of inlay, as well as the quality of construction.

Height = 67.8cm or 26⅝” or 2ft 2⅝”
Width = 121.7cm or 47⅞” or 3ft 11⅞”
Depth = 55.1cm or 21⅝” or 1ft 9⅝”

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. 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.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. 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.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This late 17th century inlaid 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 oak coffer incorporates a replacement working lock with key, decorated with a brass key escutcheon as well as old replacement hinges to the lid. The oak coffer stands on its original length channel moulded stiles (feet) and the carvings to the front rail and inlay to the panels are all original (not later Victorian additions). There is also no missing inlay to the front panels. The oak 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 quality in such clean condition.

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