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