|Category:||Coffer / Chests|
|Dimensions:||Width 84cm (33") Depth 35.5cm (14") Height 50cm (19 3/4")|
|Date:||Late 17th Century 1660 - 1700|
|Date Description:||Small Late 18th Century Antique Elm Coffer|
|Country of Origin:||England|
A small antique 6-plank coffer dating from the late 17th century. Normally found in oak, this is made from elm. This gives it a lightness and warmth that makes it an attractive country wood to live with. The top and front has inscribed bands of decoration. Of nailed construction, the old nails at the front have aged to become a decorative feature. In good condition, the back has a coat of old brown paint, and the old strap hinges are not original. Circa 1700.