England, c1630-40



The small 6-board chest (possibly a child's chest) of excellent rich color and patination,
having a plain hinged lid attached by loop hinges and cotter pins,
and applied deep triple-reeded front edge with similarly molded ends;
the front carved two fleur de lis quatrefoils on a punched ground,
siding an iron lockplate and frilly leafed palmette,
the slab-ends with projected scroll-profiled front edge
and Gothic ogee-arched cut-away base,

the interior opening to a lidded box to the right side


The boarded chest, along with the paneled coffer
were the all-important 'storage furniture' of the day.
Small chests are somewhat rarer than the large panelled coffers.

They combine well in today's home for a variety of uses –
from storage for bed linens and bed-end stool, to "coffee table",
even storage for children's toys.


Condition : Excellent for age;
typical small splits, abrasions and signs of use; normal wear to feet;
one slab end and one bottom board slightly bowed; several small filled holes to the lid front;
lacking original hasp (part present); later lock plate


30 .5" Wide x 14.5" Deep x 20" High


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Lid Cotter Pin Attachment - Left

  Lid Cotter Pin Attachment - Right



The lid can rest on the box cover when open






Also See :


  William & Mary Walnut & Yewwood Child's Highchair, c1695  

George III Caned Mahogany Cradle,

England, c1800-1810






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Charles I Diminutive 6-Boarded Oak Chest, England, c1630-40 


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