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A RARE ENGLISH OAK BOARDED CHEST FROM THE LATE 15TH CENTURY. CIRCA 1480.

A RARE ENGLISH OAK BOARDED CHEST FROM THE LATE 15TH CENTURY. CIRCA 1480.

THIS FANTASTIC EXAMPLE OF A GOTHIC OAK CHEST HAS AN ORIGINAL SINGLE PLANK TOP WITH A SCRATCH MOULDED TOP AND ORIGINAL HINGES, ABOVE A FRONT CHIP CARVED WITH INTERLACING GOTHIC ROUNDELS INTERSPERCED WITH BANDS OF INTRICATE SQUARE DESIGN CARVING. NOW WITH A LATER LOCK PLATE.

LITERATURE- A SIMILAR EXAMPLE IS ILLUSTRATED IN V.CHINNERY OAK FURNITURE THE BRITISH TRADITION PG 179. FIG 2:187. ALSO SEE CESINSKY AND GRIBBLE EARLY ENGLISH FURNITURE PG 31. FIG 33 NOW IN THE V AND A MUSEUM.

PROVENANCE- FROM A PRIVATE OXFORDSHIRE COLLECTION.

48.5" WIDE X 23.25" HIGH X 18" DEEP.

STOCK NO 1707.