A Small West-Country Oak Chest Circa 1670.

This Oak-chest is representative of a well known group of chests from the west-country that have painted or stained detail – which some say originated in Dorchester. Their floorboards (unlike the norm for the period) always cover the entire width of the chest, consequently they generally have a supporting bearer (which can be seen in the photos) to help keep the floor in place. The contrasting colours and the tulip carving to the front panels are particularly endearing features.

Product features
  • Width 109 cm. Depth 48 cm. Height 57 cm.
  • Circa 1670