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20 July 2017
COFFERS / TRUNKS
Items: 1-17


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PINE PANELLED COFFER / TRUNK
An unusual English Pine coffer c.1890.

With panelling all round and a flat top it is a very useful piece of storage furniture.

It retains the remains of a couple of coats of paint and its original "red lead" colour.

Replacement handles and signs of various changes over the years.

Inside there is a candle trough, with a small drawer beneath. This, unusually, hides another drawer which is accessed from behind it!

Ref: R/0217/RCS
Price: £565





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Oak coffer
Nice 18th century oak coffer

Original candle box

Been through our workshops cleaned and polished ...

Height 27 inches
Width 56 inches
Depth 23 inches
Ref: Mha004/92/11/61
Price: £495





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coffer / mule chest
19th century oak mule chest

English circa 1800's the quarter sawn oak front panels cross banded with mahogany

This piece has been through our workshops and been cleaned and polished

Later handles to the drawers

45 inches wide
32 inches high
22 inches deep
Ref: mha052/91/40/61
Price: £425





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SMALL OAK COFFER
An Oak coffer / box of neat small size.
Three panels to the lid and incorporating nicely carved 17th Century panels to the front and sides.
English c.1900.

78 cms wide.
48 cms deep.
45 cms high.
Ref: R/0517/AS
Price: £345





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Georgian mahogany blanket box / coffer
Fabulous quality late 18th early 19th century Cuban mahogany coffer / blanket box

English circa 1800 , presented in showroom condition having been through our workshops , cleaned & waxed to enhance the wonderful patina

polished on all sides so can free stand in a room as a coffee table , good original brass carrying handles / hinges , after a couple of hours of going through the key tin we managed to find a working key .....

20 inches high
46 inches wide
23 inches deep
Ref: mha006/06.06
This item has been sold





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GEORGIAN MAHOGANY COFFER / BLANKET BOX / TRUNK
VERY GOOD QUALITY EARLY 19TH CENTURY CUBAN MAHOGANY COFFER

DATING TO AROUND 1820 THIS IS A VERY HEAVY AND GOOD QUALITY COFFER

THE POLISHED STEEL KEY IS A FEATURE IN ITS OWN RIGHT .

WITH SOLID BRASS CARRYING HANDLES AND KEY ESCUTCHEON .

THE HINGES HAVE BEEN CHANGED AT SOME STAGE IN ITS LIFE .

WOULD MAKE A GREAT COFFEE TABLE ( AS POLISHED ON ALL SIDES ) OR WOULD LOOKING STUNNING AT THE END OF A BED IN FACT COULD BE USED IN MANY PLACES IN THE HOME

THIS PIECE HAS BEEN CLEANED AND RE-POLISHED AND IS READY TO BE PLACED IN YOUR HOME

H 19.5 INCHES 49.5 CMS
W 44.5 INCHES 113 CMS
D 20 INCHES 51 CMS


Ref: MHA
This item has been sold





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OAK COFFER . C 1926
This is a most interesting oak coffer made in 1926, by Mr E Barratt of Halifax after recovering from gassing during the 1st world war. See letter below.

Well made and beautifully carved, this Gothic style oak coffer has theatrical masks on three sides and a plain panelled back.

Inside are two robust silver plated hinges to secure the top when raised along with the initials E.B. 1926 carved into the top.

Presented in top condition, having been waxed and polished, this item is looking for a "theatrical home"

length.59"..150.cm height.31"..79 cm
depth..26"..66.cm

Ref: wil
This item has been sold





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GEORGIAN MAHOGANY COFFER / BLANKET BOX
STUNNING QUALITY GEORGIAN MAHOGANY COFFER / BLANKET BOX

THIS PIECE IS ENGLISH AND DATES TO AROUND THE 1780'S

THE TOP IS CROSSBANDED AND IT RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL HANDLES

THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT COFFEE TABLE OR BLANKET BOX AT THE END OF A BED

H 25.5 INCHES
W 48 INCHES
D 22 INCHES
Ref: MHA
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Walnut coffer
Possibly a one off , Arts and Crafts carved solid walnut coffer

English bearing the date 1894 , the whole piece constructed from solid walnut and very intricately carved , lovely neat size .

This piece has been through our workshops and been wax polished which enhanced the fabulous colour / patina

Height 24.5 inches or 62 cms
Width 42 inches or 107 cms
Depth 18 inches or 46 cms
Ref: Mha0002/11/11/61
This item has been sold





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CAMPHOR TRUNK/COFFER/COFFEE TABLE
STUNNING CAMPHORWOOD TRUNK WITH LOADS OF BRASS, WORKING KEY AND EXCEPTIONAL FIGURING TO THE TIMBER. C1910

THIS LOVELY TRUNK MOST PROBABLY TRAVELLED FROM THE FAR EAST IN THE 1920,S . SUCH TRUNKS ARE NOW OFTEN USED AS COFFEE TABLES AND EXTRA STORAGE.

PRESENTED IN TOP SHOWROOM CONDITION, HAVING BEEN POLISHED AND WAXED, IT IS READY FOR IMMEDIATE USE.

HEIGHT..19"..48.5 CM LENGTH..40.5"..103 CM

DEPTH..20.5"..52 CM
Ref: WIL
This item has been sold





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CAMPROR TRUNK / COFFEE TABLE
STUNNINGLY QUALITY EARLY C 1900,S CAMPHORWOOD TRUNK, FREQUENTLY USED AS COFFEE TABLES, AND PROVIDING PLENTY OF STORAGE.

THIS TRUNK HAS ATTRACTIVE GRAINING AND A SOFT WARM ANTIQUE PATINATION. A SIMPLY DESIGNED YET VERY USEFUL PEICE OF EVERYDAY FURNITURE.

PRESENTED IN TOP CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL BRASS HANDLES, WORKING KEY AND THE LINGERING SMELL OF CAMPHORWOOD!

HEIGHT..20"..50 CM DEPTH..20.5"..52 CM

WIDTH..41"..104 CM



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oak trunk box coffer
Superb brass bound long trunk in faded and mellow Oak with lovely soft antique patination. English c 1830

Completely original with very attractive features, which include an internal candle box and great carrying handles which are definitely needed to carry this item.

Shown here in best showroom condition having been cleaned and waxed, this terrific trunk has so many uses.

length 48" height..17" depth..18"
Ref: wil
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coffer / mule chest
Very good 18th century oak mule chest

English circa 1770's with 2 drawers under the storage section

having original hinges / candle box and a working key ( the key loop is damaged )

This piece has been through our workshops and been cleaned and polished yet retains a wonderful colour / patina


35.5 inches high
53.5 inches wide
21 inches deep
Ref: mha052/91/40/61
This item has been sold





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18th century oak coffer
Good quality 18th century panelled oak coffer with original hinges and candle box which also has its original hinges

this piece has been through our workshops and been cleaned and wax polished which enhances the patina

W 51.5 inches
H 25 inches
D 22.5 inches
Ref: mha 003/06.06
This item has been sold





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ANTIQUE OAK COFFER
Attractive 18th century medium sized Oak Coffer in good condition. English C 1790.

Triple panel coffer with original tall legs, hinges and lock. Fitted interior candle box. Loads of useful storage!

Good mellow colour and patina, having been lightly restored and wax polished in our workshop.

length 49"...125cm height 30"..76cm. depth..21".53cm

Delivery arranged to most areas..please call for a quote
Ref: wil
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18th century oak coffer
Charming 18th century oak coffer , which was later carved in the 19th century

original wire hinges on the lid , retaining its original candle box , this has had the hinges replaced ..

Been through our workshops and waxed polished to enhance the patina ....




54 inches wide
26.5 inches high
23.5 inches deep
Ref: mha 521/42.02/61
This item has been sold




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VICTORIAN POLISHED STEEL TRUNK
VERY DECORATIVE STEEL TRUNK THAT HAS BEEN STRIPPED AND POLISHED WITH BRASS LOCK ( NO KEY ) AND STEEL CARRYING HANDLES

GREAT COFFEE TABLE OR STORAGE TRUNK .

H 17.5 INCHES 44.5 CMS
W 26 INCHES 66 CMS
D 19 INCHES 48 CMS

Ref: MHA / JCL
This item has been sold



 
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