An impressive French walnut chest, with five carved figures within arches under typical Gothic carving.  Similar arches and Gothic tracery on the sides.  Available soon, but on hold for now until further research can be done.  

 

The carved parts of this chest have an authentic early appearance, but may be of a later period.    The front piece is from an early period chest, but the rest of the parts are later than the front.  The carving on all sides matches, and therefore was carved by the same person at the same time.  Modifications to the corners.  Unexplained holes in the front (as seen from the inside).  Formally with a till box.  The lock plate is from the 15th/16th century.  The handles and hinges appear early.  Evidence of at least two earlier locks on the front.  Modifications to the front corner structure.  The front and back boards are each of one wide and thick piece of walnut.

 

Width 49", height 34", depth 24".

 

An impressive French walnut chest (V09)

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