Joined and Paneled Coffer

English, probably Yorkshire, c.1675

Oak. We like the elaborated lunettes on the top rail, the inlay on the muntins and the lozenges on the panels (the central larger than the flankers.) The channel on the framing members is treated in three ways: plain on the lid, punch decorated on the stiles and lower rail, and inlaid on the muntins. Imaginative thinking by the joiner. A rich color that brings out the grain of the quarter-sawn oak -- all in all a good medium sized coffer that will fit easily under a window of at the foot of your bed. Three-panel front with lunettes, lozenges and inlay. Three-panel lid with channel moldings. Paneled ends and back. Back with wonderful tool marks. Replaced hinges, hasp and lock, three feet tipped, till mostly lost, reinforcements under lid and underneath.

48" w x 20" d x 24-1/2" h.

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