Tudor period joined oak coffer with six linenfold carved panels, channel and groove molded stiles and rails, cleated lid. Original strap and loop and plate and loop hinges and hasp, original lock plate. 23 1/4″ H x 39 1/4″ W x 19 1/2″ D. English, 1520-1550. For a related chest, see Victor Chinnery, “Oak Furniture: The British Tradition,” p. 360. Provenance: The estate of Peter Fyfe, Nashville, TN, purchased from Fiske & Freeman Antiques, Belmont VT/Ipswich, Mass. CONDITION: Side rail of lid restored; patch repair on top. Gouges on top right and left front molding. Some warping to panels. Heavy wear to feet, uneven loss of height to front right foot.
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