16th Century Antique Oak Chests and Coffers

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Are you looking for antique oak chests or coffers? At Period Oak Antiques we have a variety of antique oak chests and coffers from different places and periods in a variety of different shapes, sizes and designs. 
Our selected collection often includes  medieval chests, carved oak chests and army trunks belonging to the 15th century onwards.

Initially these were commonly used as storage boxes while travelling as well as furniture pieces. These antique chests or coffers have now found their way into the homes as decorative pieces of furniture and are used in a variety of ways such as for storage, as coffee tables and side tables etc.

A wonderful example is this a fine and rare tudor oak boarded chest from the UK West Country and is circa 1540
This rare tudor oak chest has a front carved with a pair of portrait panels within floral roundels, flanking a deeply carved central tudor rose. the whole deeply carved and well patinated, with square cut-out planked ends. very old lock plate replacement. good colour and patination.

It seems these chests and coffers prove to be as functional today as they were in the earlier times.
The wide variety of chests and coffers from the 16th century incluide those of walnut, oak, elm etc. Options include the  rustic looking with signs of age that add to their appeal and there are the sleek looking options that will seamlessly blend into the contemporary decor.

Browse through our chests and coffers section to have a look the available options.