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Welsh Oak Coffor Bach Or Miniature Chest, Circa 1760


£4,100 | $5,459 USD | €4,646 EUR
Item Number: SA265503
Date of manufacture: 1750
Current Status: For sale
Seller: WelshAntiques
This antique has been viewed 29 times in the past month with the most views from France.


Wonderful Welsh oak coffor bach, or miniature chest, with a beautiful untouched reddish surface finish.
The coffor bach was a miniature version of the large chests used in every farmhouse in Wales to hold the blankets and quilts. Both ful size and small versions were associated with marriages, and taken by the bride to her new home.
At only 20 inches wide, this example is small even by coffor bach standards. It has a pair of deeply and crisply cut gothic-shaped panels over a pair of tiny drawers, and is raised on bracket feet.
The handles have been repaced at some point, and the former fragile pin hinges replaced with wrought iron hinges. Onr of thr side feet has been replaced.
From Carmarthenshire, west Wales, circa 1760
Width: 20 inches (51 cms); max: 21.25 inches (54 cms)
Height: 17.75 inches(45 cms)
Depth: 13.25 inches(33.5 cms); max: 14 inches (35.5 cms)
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1750.


Height = 45 cm (17.7")
Width = 54 cm (21.3")
Depth = 35.5 cm (14.0")

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Castle Mill
SA17 5AJ
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