A good Charles II oak mule chest South Lancashire, circa 1670

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Lot 274
A good Charles II oak mule chest
South Lancashire, circa 1670

Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 4,684) inc. premium

The Oak Interior

19 Apr 2012, 11:00 BST

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A good Charles II oak mule chest
South Lancashire, circa 1670
Having a boarded hinged lid, the front with a pair of panels, each boldly carved with a combination of flowers and grapes, centred by a fanned carnation-head, headed by dragon and meandering flower-head carved top-rail, with a pair of carved strap-work flower-head filled short drawers below, centred and embraced by Laudian split-bobbin applied pilasters, on broad extended stile supports, 142cm wide x 60cm deep x 79.5cm high, (55.5in wide x 23.5in deep x 31in high)

Footnotes

  • Literature: V. Chinnery, Oak Furniture The British Tradition, extensively illustrates a group of South Lancashire/North Cheshire chairs with similar carving as found on this mule chest, pp.481-485.
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