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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 276

    AN ENGLISH RIVEN OAK ARK

    16TH OR 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ENGLISH RIVEN OAK ARK
    16TH OR 17TH CENTURY
    With gabled lid and clamp front
    16 in. (41 cm.) high; 32½ in. (83 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep


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    An ark was used for the storage of grain or meal and the lid would be loose enabling it to act as a kneading trough.
    Similar arks are illustrated in Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Woodbridge, 1979, p. 357, fig 3.359 and in The Rous Lench Collection, Vol II, Sotheby's London, 3-4 July 1986, Lot 681.

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    Literature

    Roger Warner, Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Antique Dealer, RFS, 2003, page 99. fig 42.