CHESTS / COFFERS

 
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
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A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest
A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest

A Rare 16th/17th Century French Chest

Made from poplar this chest is exceptionally well carved and depicts a coat of arms with hippocampus supporters on either side. 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. To the sides – crowned kings/Nobility flanked by putti with mythical beasts below resembling wild boar. Much research has been undertaken on this chest and the overall quality of the carving is well beyond that normally found on such pieces.



Dimensions
73.7 cms High (29 inches)
127.0 cms Wide (50 inches)
64.8 cms Deep (25.5 inches)


Stock No.: 1550
£14,000


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