A Charles I oak coffer, Radnorshire, Wales
Lot 263
A Charles I oak coffer, Radnorshire, Wales
Sold for £350 (US$ 594) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Sale Chester
19 Jan 2012 10:00 GMT

Auction 19878
Lot Details
A Charles I oak coffer, Radnorshire, Wales
With later triple panelled hinged lid, the frieze with a pair of panels, each carved with a tulip filled lozenge and linked roundels to each side, the top rail with conforming tulip carved decoration, the channel moulded muntins with punch decoration, spandrels, 106cm wide x 46.5cm deep x 56cm high, (41.5" wide x 18" deep x 22" high)

Footnotes

  • Literature: Bebb, Welsh Furniture Vol. I, p. 298, Fig. 512, illustrates a similar chest made in Radnorshire, circa 1630-60. Although the illustrated example has a roundel to the front panel, rather than a lozenge, both are filled with a tulip-head and have identical small supporting roundels. The decorative nature and proportions of the lower and vertical rails are identical to both chests. Even the design of the lock plate with an unusual hinged key-cover, shows remarkable similarities. Richard Bebb also illustrates the underside of the chest to demonstrate the construction technique; the slits in opposite corners of the legs indicate the use of green timber, with the framework assembled under tension. Exactly the same slits can be found on this lot. It is feasible that both chests originate from the same workshop.
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