An early 17th century oak coffer
Lot 200
A mid-17th century oak coffer
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,365) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
17 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21094
Lot Details
A mid-17th century oak coffer
Having a triple panelled hinged lid and front, the top-rail nulled-carved, each null with punch decoration in the form of a cross, further punch-decoration to the front rail, the base-rail with gauge-carved lower-edge, twin tills to the interior, 113.5cm wide x 50.5cm deep x 74cm high, (44.5" wide x 19.5" deep x 29" high)


  • The mitre-joints to the front rail of the lid, as opposed to traditional flat-face joints are an unusual feature of this lot. Compare with lot 264. The cross punch-decoration to the nulled top-rail and the detail to the edges of the muntins are further distinguishing decorative devices.
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