A very finely carved and presented oak Kist or Coffer. The front with elaborate pillars and oveall the piece  with a rich patina, made from a solid wooden construction, featuring a hinged door with the original key. At some point during the last 400 years, this 18th century French Trunk was converted from a standard top lift to a door access similar to a low buffet, enabling its users to leave objects placed on top even when opening the piece. Wonderfully hand-carved face with a rich patina.
This chest is a truly remarkable and historic artifact. After all, the trunk was the first antique cased furniture, from which all others European antique furniture has evolved!
There are some signs of inactive woodworm to the front of this chest
Height - 75cm
Width - 153cm
Depth - 66cm
Door Opening:
Width - 57cm
Height - 45cm

18th Century French Coffer


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    In a world of mass production we can look to the past, to antiques, where pride and care went into each piece of furniture. Embracing such sentiment, each piece being sold through us has been lovingly restored injecting new life and sophistication to meet our 21st century needs and taste. Each piece has been carefully selected and artistically considered in order to bring out its very best, resulting in some unique twists. The outcome is an individual bespoke modern day piece of quality furniture ready to enjoy for
    many more years to come.
  • In an attitude to being fair traders, Pappilon will accept returns on the bases that the buyer will return the item in the condition it was received on the understanding that this will be at the buyer's expense.

Herriard, Hampshire, UK

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