Furniture - Coffers & Boxes


Table or "Bible" Box 

English, c.1630

Good patina, good carving and good price. The interior partition is unusual and original, the "stopped" nulling on the front is attractive, and the color glows with warmth.


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Small Boarded and Carved Coffer 

English, c.1650

Charming six-board coffer with just the right proportions between plain and carved on the front -- notice the subtle scratch and chip decoration down each side. The top with good thumbnail molding, echoed on the lid of the till inside. Rich old color, good graining and all ready to go!


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Joined and Paneled Coffer 

Somerset or Devon, c.1675

Lovely warm, reddish oak, confident carving and a convenient, small, two-panel size. Just what you're looking for, isn't it?


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Joined and Boarded Coffer 

English, Devon, Mid 17th c.

Gouge carved with lively designs on the framing members -- the front almost appears to be in perpetual motion. The sides are boldly carved as well. Only the front is paneled, everything else is boarded, quite normal for a country piece whose owner wanted good looks and good storage at a lower cost. Ex Gibson Collection, Bradstone Manor, Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon.


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Joined and Paneled Coffer 

English, 1600-1625

A good, early coffer with striking nulled decoration. The wide muntin with guilloches is from the Elizabethan repertoire. The wide stiles are another early feature and they're decorated with leaf-filled channel moldings. A collector-grade piece of a type that you don't often see. Illustrated in John Fiske, "When Oak Was New."


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