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Welsh Oak Coffor Bach Or Miniature Chest, Circa 1760


£2,200 | $2,929 USD | €2,493 EUR
Item Number: SA633654
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: WelshAntiques
This antique has been viewed 21 times in the past month with the most views from China.


Attractive Welsh oak coffor bach, or miniature chest, with a moulded-edge top over a front inlaid with flowing designs in holly and fruitwood, featuring tulips rising from vases set within panels, and raised on bracket feet.
Made from dense native oak which has mellowed to a medium colour.
(Some old replacements to the inlay, replaced hinges).
West Wales, circa 1760.
Height: 12.75 inches; 32.5 cms
Width: 26 inches; 66 cms
Depth: 15 inches; 38 cms.
The coffor bach was traditionally associated with marriages and this form of decoration was typical of furniture produced in west and south Wales in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. For examples of the inlay tradition in Wales, see "Welsh Furniture 1250-1950: A Cultural History of Craftsmanship and Design", Vol 2, plates 739 to 779.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 32.5 cm (12.8")
Width = 66 cm (26.0")
Depth = 38 cm (15.0")

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Castle Mill
SA17 5AJ
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