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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 470

    AN ELIZABETHAN OAK BOARDED CHEST

    LATE 16TH CENTURY, WELSH BORDERS

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    AN ELIZABETHAN OAK BOARDED CHEST
    LATE 16TH CENTURY, WELSH BORDERS
    With removable lid, the channelled uprights with incised detail, the front with punch-decorated detail in the arcading
    30½. in. (78 cm.) high; 51 in. (130 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep


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    Comparable examples are illustrated in Richard Bebb Welsh Furniture 1250-1950, Saer, 2007, Vol ii, pg 146-147 where the author attributes them to the counties of Breconshire and Radnorshire. The construction of these substantial chests is distinctive, whereby the uprights are hollowed out of the solid to receive the thick horizontal front, back and side planks. The lower part of the leg is cut to shape a foot.

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