ANTIQUE COFFERS, CHESTS AND BIBLE BOXES
Large stock of antique coffers, antique chests
and antique bible boxes
containing the occasional piece of rare Gothic furniture
and Renaissance furniture
to include a Gothic chest, mid 16th Century oak chest, 17th century oak coffers, 18th century oak coffers, panelled coffers, six plank coffers, coffer with split turn mouldings, antique oak mule chest, 17th century ottoman, 17th century carved oak box, 17th century bible box, 17th century writing box, medieval oak chest
and 17th century carved oak coffers
. A coffer
was traditionally placed at the foot of a bed and used for storage purposes, however a coffer can be used for many purposes in any room or hallway. If you do not see exactly what you are looking for please contact us
. We have many items in storage awaiting restoration and can undertake a search
for you through our extensive client base and associated trade contacts which we have built up over the past 25 years.
Exceptionally Rare Reliquary Mounts From Southern Italy Circa 1220 (£ 8,500)
Exceptionally Rare Reliquary Mounts From Southern Italy Circa 1220. Depicting various Saints enclosed within columned arches. Highly unusual and important. Writing on the reverse when translated 'Sergius Triai, Grandson of Zallac made this box for the life of Arontii, who by his death bears witness to the truth of Christ'. Thus the box later made to preserve the integrity of the 13th century historically important mounts.
A 16th Century Oak Chest (£ 3,850)
A 16th Century Oak Chest. Depicting heraldic shields on the front with ornate metal strap work - fitted with a lifting lid.
A Geometrically Carved Small Gothic Chest Dating To 16th Century Made From Oak & Chestnut (£ 2,200)
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. This early chest is one of two purchased privately from a client in the Tarn et Garonne France.
An Intricately Carved Small Gothic Chest Dating To 16th Century Made From Chestnut (£ 3,450)
An Intricately Carved Small Gothic Chest Dating To 16th Century Made From Chestnut. The front profusely carved with gothic blind tracery and a lock plate - below a lifting single plank lid fitted with wire hinges and a hasp for the lock plate - raised on sledge feet. Great colour and unusually small - bought privately from a client in the Tarn et Garonne France.
A Small & Well Proportioned Oak Gothic Chest 16th Century (£ 4,500)
A Circa 16th Century Oak Chest. Fitted with original decorative ironwork, a lifting lid and a fully fitted interior to include a secret void, box with a sliding lid and a candle box.
17th Century Oak Ecclesiastical Box (£ 1,995)
A 17th Century Oak Ecclesiastical Box. Raised on shaped end supports and fitted with a fall front.
A Gothic Carved Chest Dating To Late 15th Early 16th Century (£ 12,500)
A Gothic Carved Chest Dating To Late 15th Early 16th Century. This Gothic chest unusual in design with a dovetailed construction adjoining the sides, front and back planks. The lifting lid with later hinges above the chest with a deep carved intricate front depicting the original carved roundels and Gothic arches. The lock being a 17th Century replacement raised on later feet. Good colour and overall condition for an early piece of furniture.
A Superb 15th Century Oak Chest Covered (POA)
A Superb 15th Century Oak Chest Covered In Intricate Blind Gothic Tracery. An exceptionally rare chest bought from Northern France in original condition with few repairs. 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. Dovetail chests cannot use the extended-stile design of the hutch, and so dovetail chests never have legs. Probably because of its difficulty and therefore cost. The dovetail-joined chests of the fifteenth century were very well suited to complex tracery carving over the whole face.
A Rare Late 16th Century Early 17th Century Walnut Bargueno (POA)
A Rare Late 16th Century Early 17th Century Walnut Bargueno. This rare walnut Bargueno is constructed from solid walnut and decorated with gilded and pierced metal ornamentation behind which is red faded silk and fitted with a spectacular lock, gothic tower hasp and key all original.
A rare Mid 16th Century Casket With A Fully Fitted Interior (POA)
The single plank shaped and rising top secured by ornate pierced strap work hinges above a fully fitted casket with a fall front. The interior profusely carved and fitted with five open compartments and a candle box above four dummy drawers over two banks of three drawers.
A Late 17th Century Oak Two Panelled Coffer (£ 1,750)
A Late 17th Century Oak Two Panelled Coffer. Of good colour and small proportions fitted with carved two panelled front and sides, raised on stile supports. Oak box with period restorations.
A Mid 15th Century Oak Chest From The Midi Pyrenees (POA)
A Mid 15th Century Oak Chest From The Midi Pyrenees. Profusely carved and in wonderful original condition with few restorations. Exceptionally rare.
A 17th Century Leather Bound & Studded Domed Carrying Box (£ 2,450)
A 17th Century Leather Bound & Studded Domed Carrying Box. Raised on a separate stand with studded leather front.
A 17th Century Panelled And Carved Oak Box (£ 2,950)
A 17th Century Panelled And Carved
fitted with a lifting lid on integral turned and stretchered base. Period restorations.
17th Century Bible / Writing Box (£ 995)
A 17th Century antique Westmoreland bible/writing box
with original carving and of good
17th/18th Century Upholstered Ottoman (£ 2,995)
A late 17th/early 18th Century upholstered antique ottoman
, raised on shaped and carved walnut feet. Period restorations. Some original needlework