Antique Bench End Coffer SOLD

A rare find, we’re delighted to present this early English bench end coffer, which was originally used as a sword or rapier chest and dates from the 17th century.

The simple six plank construction of this chest makes it a very traditional piece of English rural furniture from that time.

Original iron strap-work hinges and iron lock-plate complete this piece. This chest has a beautiful deep patina that only time can give.

Condition: Very good. There are the usual signs of wear in the patina that are to be expected in a piece of furniture of this age, plus there is a small horizontal crack in the front facing panel (see photos), which does not detract from the overall character and historic charm of this item.

Dimensions: Width 155cm  Depth 31cm  Height 66cm

Materials: Oak, iron