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The clamped front construction is secured by large hand made bolt headed nails of good oxidised colour. Overall the colour of the timbers is consistent with the age of this box, and this is despite the fact that there is evidence of the box having been subject to quite significant water damage at some time in its life. Interestingly the degree of worm infestation over the years is less than would have expected, and this may be due to the fact that the wood was relatively waterlogged for some time.
Radio carbon dating by the Scottish Universities Research Centre has been carried out on a sample of sapwood removed from the front board, and this has confirmed that the timber was cut down between 1525 and 1595 which is consistent with the 16th century dating. ( A copy of the report is available.)
|Height||67.50 cm||(26.57 inches)|
|Width||145.00 cm||(57.09 inches)|
|Depth||58.50 cm||(23.03 inches)|
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