A good mid 17th century Oak four panel Coffer, the hinged four panel lid above a fluted frieze and four panel front, the sides with two panels each and the back again four panels, all raised on the original stiles.
This form of fluting or nulling, a series of niches with rounded tops resembling a row of small arches or rather a row of Norman window set high in the clearstory of a church, is an early device which declined in the second half of the 17th. Century.
H: 24”, 61 cms, W: 58.25”, 148cms. D: 23”, 59 cms.
Litt: J Fiske “When Oak Was New” Pages 71,188,192,194-196,208 and 223/4