Antique English 18th Century Solid Oak Carved Bible Table Writing Box Trunk Chest (Circa 1700)

GBP 695.00

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Object Description

This is a rare antique English early 18th century solid oak table box, boasting lovely colour and patination, with original carvings and drawer, circa 1700, in excellent condition.

Summary:
• Item: Table Box
• Circa: 1700
• Period: William III
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• 2ft 4¾” wide
• Original leaf lunette carved front
• Original iron strap hinges
• Replacement working lock (with key)
• Single drawer below box
• Secret drawer locking mechanism
• Original backboards & floor
• Moulded plinth base
• Lovely colour & patination
• Excellent condition
• Ideal for storing paperwork or small valuables etc.
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

Description:
This is a rare antique English early 18th century solid oak table box, boasting lovely colour and patination, with original carvings and drawer, circa 1700, in excellent condition. Ideal for storing paperwork or small valuables or a small coffee table etc. The box features a flat three-plank top, secured with the original iron strap hinges inside the box. The box incorporates what we believe to be is the original key escutcheon, with a later restored working lock and key. The front of the box is profusely carved with two fine quality original large lunette leaf carvings, with a row of guilloche star carvings below. The lid opens to reveal a large storage clean storage area which is clean, dry, practical and usable. The box is designed with a wide drawer below, which boasts a secret locking mechanism inside the box, where a wooden peg locks the drawer. The peg needs to be removed in order to open the drawer. The drawer is constructed with primitive butt joints and retains its original twin plank drawer bottom. The drawer front features a period brass pear drop handle. The box sits on a moulded plinth base. The back of the box retains its original panels along with the original floor. Overall, this box boasts a lovely rich original colour and patination.

This item would look great in a variety of rooms from the living room, to the office or bedroom, for storing valuable small items, jewellery or documents, or for use a small coffee table etc.

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.

Condition Report:
This oak writing box is in excellent condition given its age. Nominal old use marks to the top, external sides and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The carvings on the front of the box are full age and original. The interiors are clean, dry, and usable. The box retains its original iron strap lid hinges. The box retains its original lid, drawer, floor, sides, back and bottom. The box features a later working lock and key. The box boasts its original colour and patination to the exterior. The box is solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use.

Dimensions:
Height = 29.6cm or 11⅝”
Width = 73cm or 28¾” or 2ft 4¾”
Depth = 47.5cm or 18¾” or 1ft 6¾”

Price:
The price for this item is £695, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Customer Service:
We offer customer satisfaction through the following services:
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 Day Returns
• Full money back assurance
• Worldwide shipping
• Full insurance of items in transit

Further Information:
For more information or photographs please email or call us.

Office: 01829 458 070
Julian: 07960 738 212
Yola: 07971 882 567

Customers outside the UK should call:

Office: 00 44 1829 458 070
Julian: 00 44 7960 738 212
Yola: 00 44 7971 882 567

Email: [email protected]

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.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

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:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

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. We ask that you have a minimum feedback score of 50 to buy this item. 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 www.yolagray.com for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This oak writing box is in excellent condition given its age. Nominal old use marks to the top, external sides and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The carvings on the front of the box are full age and original. The interiors are clean, dry, and usable. The box retains its original iron strap lid hinges. The box retains its original lid, drawer, floor, sides, back and bottom. The box features a later working lock and key. The box boasts its original colour and patination to the exterior. The box is solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use.

Object Details

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Monday
8:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
8:00 - 17:00
Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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Telephone
+44 (0)1829 458 070
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+44 (0)7960 738 212
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Dealer Location

Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
Kelsall
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 0SR
United Kingdom

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