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Mid 17th Century Oak Coffer With Original Feur De Lis Carved Decoration

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Culvertons

This antique has been viewed 11 times in the past month with the most views from France.


The original carved fleur-de-lis decoration to the front panels; its deep and lustrous colour & patina; early iron ring hinges & escutcheon (key-plate), all combine to make this a particularly desirable & attractive oak coffer. A fleur de lis is a stylized lily composed of three petals bound together near their bases. It is especially known from the former royal arms of France, in which it appears in gold on a blue field. The decorative use of this motif; the use of chestnut to form the back panels, base & candle box suggest a French origin, however the surrounding decoration would not be out of place on an English coffer - so possibly a crossover of ideas & craftsmanship before the Second Hundred Years.

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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.


Height = 65 cm (25.6")
Width = 120 cm (47.2")
Depth = 56 cm (22.0")

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42 A West Street
United Kingdom

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