Rare 17th Century Oak & Ebonized Coffer

A rare and striking 17th Century Oak & Ebonized Coffer of good colour with wonderful clean untouched interior, back and underneath. Only the hinges are replaced. Circa 1655
A very similar example is illustrated in Victor Chinnerys book, Oak Furniture The British Tradition.
The Decoration on this Coffer is typical of a small group of Chests and boxes from Dorset.

Price £2,600

Dimensions

Height = 63 cm (24.8″)
Width = 107 cm (42.1″)
Depth = 46 cm (18.1″)

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17th Century Yorkshire Coffer

A superior quality 17th Century Yorkshire Coffer of fabulous colour and of rare small proportions. The wonderfully carved front with typical lozenge carved panels, the top rail and stiles carved with flowers and foliage, most unusually the bottom rail is carved with beast heads. One hinge has been replaced and there is an old blacksmiths repair to the front left leg, the leg is now extremely solid.
The Coffer otherwise is in very original condition.

Price £2,200

Dimensions

Height = 80 cm (31.5″)
Width = 104 cm (40.9″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)

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Well Carved 17th Century Oak Coffer

A very good 17th century oak coffer of wonderful colour with superbly carved front and panelled lid. The interior with original hinges, one of which has been moved slightly at some stage. the original candle box is still in place. The coffer is of extremely solid construction throughout and retaining all original boards with lovely thick bottom and riven back panels.

Price £2,400

Dimensions

Height = 64 cm (25.2″)
Width = 148 cm (58.3″)
Depth = 58 cm (22.8″)

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Large 17th Century Oak Coffer

A large and impressive 17th Century Oak Coffer of good colour with five panel front. In good clean original condition throughout, with the original candle box to the interior and two of the original hinges in place, the other replaced. The ends and front carved with lozenge and interwoven arcading, the top panelled.

Price £2,400

Dimensions

Height = 78 cm (30.7″)
Width = 179 cm (70.5″)
Depth = 67 cm (26.4″)

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Small Early 17th Century Oak Coffer

A wonderful and rare early 17th Century Oak plank Coffer of small proportions and superb colour. Made from single planks of Oak throughout, the nicely bowed one piece top seems to work well with the overall look of the piece as dose the well executed carving to the front board. The underneath, inside and back have a lovely dry untouched surface. The ring hinges are original.

Price £2,200

Dimensions

Height = 55 cm (21.7″)
Width = 116 cm (45.7″)
Depth = 38 cm (15.0″)

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17th Century Oak Coffer

A good clean and original 17th Century Oak Coffer of excellent colour with original ring hinges. The front carved with lozenge and lunette design, the top panelled. The original candle box made in elm is still in place, it is in remarkably dry clean condition, of golden colour as is the rest of the interior.

Price £1,200

Dimensions

Height = 122 cm (48.0″)
Width = 69 cm (27.2″)
Depth = 54 cm (21.3″)

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17th Century Oak Coffer

A good 17th Century Oak Coffer of good colour and patina with deeply carved front and ends. the coffer is in very original condition with original hinges and candle box to the interior. The top is panelled with the initials S. H carved to the front.

Price £1,100


Dimensions

Height = 64 cm (25.2″)
Width = 127 cm (50.0″)
Depth = 57 cm (22.4″)

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Early 17th Century Oak Coffer

A superb early 17th Century Oak Coffer of lovely colour in good original condition apart from the hinges which have been replaced. The rails and legs made from a combination of Elm and Oak. The front is heavily carved and highly decorated with checkered feather banding, bordered with a bog oak stringing.
The top rail having carved lunettes, the arcaded panel surround carved with strap work with geometric checkered inlay applied to the centre.

Price £3,200

Dimensions

Height = 74 cm (29.1″)
Width = 128 cm (50.4″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)

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Small 17th Century Oak Coffer

17th Century Oak Coffer of good colour, in clean original condition and of small proportions. The front carved with Tulips and roundels, the hinges replaced.
Holmes Antiques was established in 1932
We are a family business with a shop on Haworth Main Street in West Yorkshire.
We specialise in early English furniture
With the emphasis on quality, originality, colour and surface.

Price £1,400 SOLD

Dimensions

Height = 62 cm (24.4″)
Width = 109 cm (42.9″)
Depth = 47 cm (18.5″)

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17th Century Oak Coffer

A wonderful Charles II oak coffer of fabulous colour especially the top. In really good clean original condition. The hinges are original, the handles replaced through the same holes as the original. The carved front is a particularly fine example, featuring tulips and poppies, the deep mouldings around the panels help to give the piece depth.
The top rail is initialed I H with the original brass studs and escutcheon.

Price £2,200

Dimensions

Height = 85 cm (33.5″)
Width = 133 cm (52.4″)
Depth = 56 cm (22.0″)

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Small 17th Century Oak Plank Coffer

A small 17th Century Oak Plank Coffer of good colour with a few small patches and replacement hinges.

Price £1200 SOLD

 

Dimensions

Height = 52 cm (20.5″)
Width = 83 cm (32.7″)
Depth = 36 cm (14.2″)

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17th Century Oak Plank Coffer

A good 17th Century Oak plank Coffer of small proportions and good colour, retaining the original hinges.

Price £1400

Dimensions

Height = 55 cm (21.7″)
Width = 94 cm (37.0″)
Depth = 38 cm (15.0″)

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16th Century Oak Coffer

A rare and remarkably solid 16th Century Oak Coffer made from heavy section timber with clamp ends and back. The wonderful wooden hinges are original, the front is carved with nulled decoration and the shaped brackets to the bottom rail are out of the solid. Fabulous untouched dry back and underneath surface.
Price £3,400 SOLD

Dimensions

Height = 70 cm (27.6″)
Width = 140 cm (55.1″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)

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Rare 17th Century Oak Coffer

A wonderful 17th Century Oak Coffer from Lancashire with superbly carved Dragons or Wyverns to the panels. In excellent original condition with great colour and patina. Retaining the original ring hinges.

We do have another coffer in stock of the same design but with the bottom drawer missing should you be interested in buying a matching pair. It was almost certainly made in the same workshop as this example.

Price £3,800

76cm high, 131cm wide, 57cm deep

 

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16th Century Oak Coffer

A rare 16th Century English Oak Coffer with panelled front and shaped ends retaining all its original boards. The colour and patina is particularly good as is the quality of the linenfold carving to the front. The back board and underneath are wonderfully clean and dry and in the condition we love to see them in having never been varnished or tampered with. This model is often referred to as a Henry VIII Coffer.

Price £5,800 SOLD

Dimensions

Height = 69 cm (27.2″)
Width = 127 cm (50.0″)
Depth = 40 cm (15.7″)

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17th Century Yorkshire Coffer

A superb and rare mid 17th Century Yorkshire Coffer with typical floral marquetry to the panels. The uprights at either end carved with grape vines and acorns. The panels are applied to the back of the framework to create depth to the front of the chest, this is a feature often seen on the best examples. The top is original but has had numerous hinges over the years, the drawers have been relined in pine at some stage. The Marquetry to the front of the chest is in remarkably good condition.
Due to striking similarities in the design and carving this Coffer is thought to be from the same workshop as some of the furniture on show in the collection of Shibden Hall near Halifax, the home of Anne Lister.

Price £4,800 SOLD

Dimensions

Height = 88 cm (34.6″)
Width = 140 cm (55.1″)
Depth = 60 cm (23.6″)

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Small 17th Century Plank Coffer

A Wonderful little 17th Century Plank Coffer of Superb colour in clean original condition, retaining the original ring hinges.

Price £2,200 SOLD

Height = 68 cm (26.8″)
Width = 88 cm (34.6″)
Depth = 41 cm (16.1″)

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Small 17th Century Panelled Oak Coffer

A Charming small 17th Century panelled Oak Coffer in very good original order. The original hinges are still in place but new ones have been added as there is some damage to one of the originals. Interestingly the side and back panels are made in Elm.

Price £1,450 SOLD

Height = 62 cm (24.4″)
Width = 106 cm (41.7″)
Depth = 47 cm (18.5″)

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17th Century Oak Coffer

A 17th Century Oak Coffer in remarkably good original condition with original hinges and lock plate. The colour is very good and it stands well having lost no hight from the feet.

Price £900

Dimensions

Height = 80 cm (31.5″)
Width = 134 cm (52.8″)
Depth = 59 cm (23.2″)
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Early 17th Century Arcaded Oak Coffer

Richly carved both front and sides by a master craftsman, this is indeed a fine example of an arcaded early 17th century Oak Coffer of very good colour in particularly good condition. The ring hinges have been replaced with strap hinges.

Price £1,800 SOLD

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