This is a fine quality antique coffer, of English origin, from the late 17th century, constructed from solid oak, with a triple panel design, circa 1660 – 1700, with some later carvings, boasting a stunning colour, in excellent condition.
• Item: Antique Coffer
• Circa: 1660 – 1700
• Period: Charles II / James II
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Width: 4ft 1½”
• Moulded three panel top
• S-scroll carved top rail
• Three arched panels with lozenges
• Central panel pillars supported by circular guilloche & rose flower carvings
• Leaf carved stiles & vertical rails
• Original length stiles (legs)
• Peg & joined panelled design
• Iron butterfly hinges
• Working steel lock & key
• Some later carvings (probably late Georgian or early Victorian)
• Original back & floor boards
• Original polish & patination
• Superb deep rich oxblood colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a fine quality antique coffer, of English origin, from the late 17th century, constructed from solid oak, with a triple panel design, circa 1660 – 1700, with some later carvings, boasting a stunning colour, in excellent condition. The antique coffer is constructed with a moulded three panel top, with a joined section below, which is constructed with butt joints to the corners, secured by peg construction. The lid opens using iron butterfly hinges, which we believe to be old replacements, to reveal a spacious interior. On the right-hand side is the original candle box, with a working lid. The interior is clean, dry and practical & usable. The antique coffer incorporates an old steel working lock with key. We believe the antique coffer is decorated with some later carvings, such as the leaf carved stiles and parts of the arched panels, were probably done in the late Georgian / early Victorian period, as it was fashionable to carve earlier 17th and 18th century pieces of furniture during the Victorian period. However, the quality of the carvings is exceptional and it is difficult to distinguish between this and original carvings from the 17th century. The front of the antique coffer displays three carved arched panels incorporating carved lozenges. The central panel is most elegant, featuring pillars supported by circular guilloches & rose flower carvings. The three panels are interspersed by leaf carved vertical rails. The antique coffer retains its original inset side panels, decorated with a scalloped frieze and stands on its original length stiles (feet). The back of the antique coffer retains its original rough-hewn panels along with the original floor. Overall, this antique coffer boasts a stunning rich oxblood colour and patination and is an ideal interior design piece.
This antique coffer 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 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 is a fine quality antique coffer, of English origin, from the late 17th century, constructed from solid oak, with a triple panel design, circa 1660 – 1700, with some later carvings, boasting a stunning colour, in excellent condition. The antique coffer has been cleaned and 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 antique coffer incorporates an old replacement working lock with key. We believe the iron butterfly hinges to be old replacements (again, possibly from the Georgian period). The antique coffer stands on the original stiles (feet) and we believe some of the carvings to the antique coffer are later, possibly done during the late Georgian / early Victorian period, as it was fashionable to carve earlier pieces of furniture this during that time. The antique coffer is solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use. Considering its, it is in excellent condition. It is rare to find an antique coffer of this period of such quality and in such clean condition.
Height = 64.4cm / 25⅜” / 2ft 1⅜”
Width = 125.8cm / 49½”/ 4ft 1½”
Depth = 49cm / 19¼” / 1ft 7¼”
The price for this item is £1,650, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.
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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.