Table or "Bible" Box

English, 1625-50

Elm. We've never seen one constructed this way: a boarded box with applied moldings that simulate panels! The "chunkiness" of the split balusters indicates an early date. The iron is all original, and the box has that superb, chestnut-to-chocolate color together with the surface blemishes typical of early elm: tt looks really old. Notice too the initials SD on the lid in brass upholstery nails. A very distinctive piece Warped lid, later ball feet removed, minor losses, no restoration.

25-1/2" w x 14-1/2" d x 7-1/2" h.

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