Dating oak coffers

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Dovetail joinery first appeared in the fifteenth century as an alternative method of attaching the ends of a chest to the sides.Numerous examples exist, but this was not as common a technique as the hutch.The coat of arms has a baton sinister running diagonally which is a sign of illegitimacy with a fleur de lis to the bottom quadrant possibly depicting French Royalty and a ‘yet to be identified' front half of a running animal in the top left quadrant.On the front – four exceptionally well executed carved images of crowned Kings/Nobility none being identical.A Geometrically Carved Small Gothic Chest Dating To 16th Century Made From Oak & Chestnut.The front carved in relief with a geometric pattern below a single plank lifting lid and raised on sledge feet.Knocks, dings and minor losses consistent with age and use.

A Gothic Carved Chest Dating To Late 15th Early 16th Century.

The dovetail-joined chests of the fifteenth century were very well suited to complex tracery carving over the whole face.

Made from poplar this chest is exceptionally well carved and depicts a coat of arms with hippocampus supporters on either side.

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