A James II/William & Mary oak coffer, Westmorland, dated
Lot 733
A James II/William & Mary oak coffer, Westmorland, dated
Sold for £475 (US$ 799) inc. premium
Lot Details
A James II/William & Mary oak coffer, Westmorland, dated
The hinged lid of four panels within channel-moulded rails, the front also with four plain panels, below a top-rail with flat-carved scroll-leaf decoration centred by the carved ownership triad and date REC 1689, twin panelled sides, on extended stile supports, 158cm wide x 60.5cm deep x 72cm high, (62in wide x 23 1/2in deep x 28in high)

Footnotes

  • Literature: Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture The British Tradition, illustrates several pieces of furniture attributed to Westmorland and the Lake Distict, pp.486-494, which demonstrate the custom of inscribing initials and dates often found on furniture from this region at the end of the 17th century and beginning of the 18th century.
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