• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 143

    A QUEEN ANNE BRASS-STUDDED LEATHER COACHING TRUNK

    DATED 1708, THE STAND GEORGIAN, CIRCA 1730

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    A QUEEN ANNE BRASS-STUDDED LEATHER COACHING TRUNK
    DATED 1708, THE STAND GEORGIAN, CIRCA 1730
    The slightly domed top decorated with a central crown flanked by tulips within banded borders, later handle, two drawers, the studded sides with wrought iron handles, the interior with remains of printed paper lining and paper label typed 'Brympton' inscribed '92', the leather on sides and left hand drawer replaced, possibly in the 19th century
    37 in. (94cm.) high, 42½in. (108cm.) wide, 23 in. (58.5cm.) deep


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    Leather trunks remained relatively unaltered in form from the reign of Charles II right through to the reign of George II. Perhaps the most well known trunk or coffer-maker was Richard Pigge, coffer-maker to Charles II, who supplied a large number of trunks covered with 'russia leather' to various members of the Court, both with and without drawers. The coffer with its crown, triumphal palms, and the rose-flowered initials W and M may pay tribute the monarchs William and Mary although 1708 post-dates their reign.

    Provenance

    The Earls of Westmorland, Brympton d'Evercy, Somerset.
    Acquired from W.H. Keil, Broadway, Worcestershire, 1964.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. CLIFFORD AMBROSE TRUESDELL (LOT 143)