Furniture - Coffers & Boxes


Small Tobacco Crate 

English or American, 1675

We've never seen one like it. A small crate for shipping and/or selling leaf tobacco. It's simply made of nailed boards -- clearly for commercial not domestic use. Painted "Best Virginia, 1675" with tobacco leaves. A rare historical object.


Details and more photos. 



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.


Details and more photos. 



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!


Details and more photos. 



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?


Details and more photos. 



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.


Details and more photos. 


More Furniture - Coffers & Boxes
Page 1 of 2
1 2