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This is an antique coffer, a 6 plank sword chest in English oak dating to the 17th century c.1660. Dimensions: Max width: 88cm (34.75'') Max depth: 40cm (15.75'') Max height: 54.5cm (21.5'').Classic six board construction English oak with desirable aged patina Raised on extended stiles to the ends The top displays well with molded edge detail Retaining an iron hasp and fastener with swing keyhole plate, key absent Strap hinged lid reveals voluminous storage within and a candle box to one end A good example of its type. Popular here into the 1890's, these joints never gained acceptance outside of the U. The next technological development in joinery was again American.
There are a wide range of antique mule chests, usually from the Georgian/Regency period, antique bedding boxes normally in pine from the Victorian and Edwardian period, many are upholstered and great decorative pieces.This secretary desk from about 1780 was built by a good country carpenter, notice the dovetails on the side of the drawer, and holding the top and side planks together as well.Hand cut dovetails were used to hold the sides of drawers together, but also to join the structural members of case furniture.When the joint is expertly executed, it is a thing of beauty, and a secure joining of two boards that can last for centuries.A little glue cements the connection, and a good dovetail joint has great strength and durability.