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Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box

Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box
Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box

Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box

Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk (Circa 1660). This is a primitive antique English Charles II English oak six-plank boarded chest, incorporating the carved initials R. On the front, circa 1660, in good condition. Old strike / lock plate.

Original lid, sides, back & bottom. Original length v shaped cut-out bracket feet (stiles). Lovely deep rich oxblood colour. Description: This is a primitive antique English Charles II English oak six-plank boarded chest, incorporating the carved initials R.

The chest is primitively constructed using six planks, with butt joints to the corners, secured by handmade iron nails. They were referred to as boarded chests that evolved into panelled coffers later on in the 18. The hinged lid is decorated with simple chip-edge carved moulding to the front and sides of the lid.

The front of the chest is decorated with small primitive punch work star and cross carvings, along with lunette shaped scribe carvings across the frieze and primitive chip-edge carvings to the corners. Are carved into the front panel on a sunken background and would have most likely been the owner who the chest was originally commissioned for. The lid retains its original iron strap hinges, along with an old lock plate to the front. Please note, there is no lock or key. The interior is clean, dry and the coffer is practical and usable and retains the original candle box.

The chest stands on its original length stiles (feet), which were constructed from saw cuts forming v-shaped bracket feet, which were deliberately continued higher on the external surface. It is nice to see the feet at the original height; usually they are cut down, damaged or some get worn away standing on damp / cold floors (as the feet were the main point of contact with damp floors). The back of the coffer features the original rough-hewn back and original floor. The coffer features the original wax polish therefore it has a lovely rich dark oak colour and patination.

Such chests were used to store valuable possessions, and were common in many rooms of the house. Sometimes given as a dowry (wedding present); they were lockable and were used to store all manner of valuable possessions from weapons, clothing, and blankets to utensils. This is a primitive oak coffer having been around in the days of Charles II, Cromwells conquest of Ireland & Scotland and the Great Fire of London. This style of primitive coffer was constructed all over England from the 16th century onwards and was the precursor to the chest of drawers.

They were also used as benches. Local carpenters, rather than cabinetmakers made them for ubiquitous use in their local area. 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.

Condition Report: This is a primitive antique English Charles II English oak six-plank boarded chest, incorporating the carved initials R. Nominal old marks to the top, edges, sides and front of the lid but nothing significant considering the age of the item.

Age related undulating movement to the lid (see photos). Original carvings to the front of the chest. The coffer stands on the original length stiles (feet), which is rare to see. The interior is clean, dry, and usable and retains its original candle box. Such old use marks are inevitable and perfectly acceptable due to its age and use it would have received.

Evidence of historical woodworm, which has been thoroughly treated. Please note, it is common for most furniture of this age to have signs of historical woodworm.

The coffer is solid in joint, it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use. Dimensions: Height = 49.7cm or 19 or 1ft 7 External Width = 92cm or 36¼ or 3ft 0¼ External Depth = 33.7cm or 13 or 1ft 1. 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.

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Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in colonial furniture, specifically antique 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. The item "Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box" is in sale since Friday, November 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Trunks & Chests". The seller is "yolandagrayantiques" and is located in Tarporley, Cheshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Colour: Brown
  • Department: Adults
  • Item Height: 1ft 7
  • Item Width: 3ft 0¼
  • Assembly Status: Fully Assembled
  • Age: Circa 1660
  • Provenance: England, UK
  • Dimensions: Height: 1ft 7, Width: 3ft 0¼, Depth: 1ft 1
  • Returns Policy: Free 14 Day UK Returns
  • Product Type: Chests
  • Type: Coffer
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
  • Time Period Manufactured: Pre-1800
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Style: Antique
  • Additional Parts Required: No
  • Material: Oak
  • Theme: English
  • Antique: Yes
  • Item Length: 1ft 1
  • Handle Material: Brass


Antique English Charles II Oak Six Plank Boarded Sword Chest Coffer Trunk Box