Lot 303 , A late 17th century oak chest, W.3ft 9in. D.1ft 11in. H.3ft 3in.
A late 17th century oak chest, of four long drawers with geometric moulded decoration, on stile feet, W.3ft 9in. D.1ft 11in. H.3ft 3in.
Condition: Fading and wear commensurate with age and use to the top, extreme front right corner missing, locks look original but no key present, handles are later, patches where at one time loop handles were fitted, inside the drawers many of the linings are split or divided across the base, escutcheon loose on the third drawer down, escutcheon loose on the third drawer down, section of moulding missing from the bottom drawer, fair wear and tear to the sides and feet, even if slightly dull mid to dark brown oak colour
- The right hand side front corner has a 2 - 3cm piece of lower moulding missing
- the drawer linings have splits running vertically when viewed, this is due to the boards moving
- the top has slightly warped and now there is a division between the two planks running horizontally across the top
- the two corbels flanking the top drawer also have vertical splits
- all drawers have evidence of later handles now removed but the holes that were drilled for these handles have now been plugged
- the bottom drawer right hand panel has lost the top piece of moulding.
-overall it has quite a dry faded appearance which could be revived by a good restorer
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