A Small Charles I Oak Chest
The front constructed from three square panels, within a moulded frame below a top rail with deep nulled carving.
The top, constructed in a similar manner – square panels within a moulded frame – opens to a vacant interior.
The ends and back are formed from single oak boards, the ends with a chamfered “V” at the bottom.
This type of construction dates from around 1620-40 and shows the transition between the boarded or plank chest, and the more refined panelled chest.
Lovely narrow proportions, good colour and surface.
Probably Dorset, circa 1625-35.
Length 40 inches, back to front 16 inches, height 24 inches.