24 November 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
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.
The Earls of Westmorland, Brympton d'Evercy, Somerset.
Acquired from W.H. Keil, Broadway, Worcestershire, 1964.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. CLIFFORD AMBROSE TRUESDELL (LOT 143)