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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

    AN ENGLISH IRON-BOUND OAK CHEST

    LATE 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH IRON-BOUND OAK CHEST
    LATE 16TH CENTURY
    The hinged top with a raised moulded edge, carrying handles to the sides, the ironwork apparently original
    24 in. (61 cm.) high; 64 in. (163.5 cm) wide; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep


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    Although the timber used is figured Baltic oak, this chest is almost certainly English. The integral lid moulding is an early English feature, as is the four-prong lockplate shape (see V.Chinnery Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Woodbridge, 1979, p. 144 for a visual anthology of early metalware). The wide gaps either side of the metal straps where they cross the lid moulding are puzzling as the metalwork appears to be original.

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    Provenance

    Uppingham School, Rutland.