English oak Coffer / Blanket Chest, Early 1700's with base and internal secret drawers
A wonderful old English coffer from the 1600's with two base drawers, loads of internal storage space and the original candle box and secret drawers intact. Constructed via down joints this has stood the test of time for hundred of years and after restoration in our workshop is ready for hundreds more. You don't own a piece like this, more like look after it for the next generation.
Use as a hall shoe store, Hall table, Bedroom Blanket box, Landing Bedding box, Ottoman or sideboard. What's wonderful about this is its versatility.
Size (Cm) :
- Height - 84
- Width - 136
- Depth - 52
Age: Early 17th Century with later 18th & 19th century additions ( Older than the United States of America .)
When this was new Britain was ruled by the Stewarts. A piece of history so solidly built it's still ready to serve you and your family.
Great. Restored and french polished in our workshop this is a largely original thing of beauty, held together by traditional dowel construction. The two base drawers open and run smoothly, the internal candle drawer and lift up panel enclosing two secret drawers is present and working smoothly. Since it was new it has had brass swan handles and escutcheons added which nearly but not quite match. The top is smooth and the lid shuts well on a very historic lock ( no key ) The 3 plank top is kept straight by two later added batons clearly visible on the pictures. The feet a structurally robust but have some signs of historic wear and tear ( as you'd expect from something this old ) Overall ready to grace any modern home.
Collection, delivery and postage. Free UK mainland shipping, via ParcelForce 48hr service. Larger items (c25kg volume weight) will be custom courier shipped to your door so please leave a telephone number during checkout so we can make the arrangements and do note this can take 3 -10 working days depending on availability. If your purchase is urgent, again let us know at checkout so we can accommodate you. Just get in touch to discuss any custom delivery options.
International shipping customers are welcome. Just get in touch, and we can arrange a personal postage quote at cost.
Major Discounts available for collection from our Cheshire workshop.
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