Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist
Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist

Late 17th Century Oak Panelled Kist

c. 1680 England

Offered by Windsor House Antiques Ltd

£1,450 gbp
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Late 17th century oak panelled Kist, the interior with a later candle box, excellent colour and patina, inlaid with the initials 'ML'.
A Kist (also called coffer or chest ) is one of the oldest forms of furniture. It is typically a rectangular structure with four walls and a liftable lid, for storage. The interior space may be subdivided. The early uses of an antique chest or coffer included storage of fine cloth, weapons, foods and valuable items.
Oak wood has a great density, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quarter sawn. Oak planking was common on high status Viking long ships in the 9th and 10th centuries. The wood was hewn from green logs, by axe and wedge, to produce radial planks, similar to quarter-sawn timber. Wide, quarter-sawn boards of oak have been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture. Oak wood, from Quercus robur and Quercus petraea, was used in Europe for the construction of ships, especially naval men of war, until the 19th century, and was the principal timber used in the construction of European timber-framed buildings.
Dimensions
Height 25.00 inch (63.50 cm)
Width 53.00 inch (134.62 cm)
Depth 21.50 inch (54.61 cm)
Stock Code
6422
Windsor House Antiques Ltd

Windsor House Antiques Ltd
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