Walnut coffer in the Gothic style
A part 16th century/part 19th century walnut coffer in the Gothic style.
This piece was constructed in the 19th century as a functional piece of furniture in the form of a coffer.
The two plank top is in solid walnut and has cleated ends.
The carved walnut panel originates from the 16th century and would probably have been found in a French church of the time. The complete panel is surrounded by a decorative reeded moulding.
The panel consists of four arcaded panels, each with finely carved tracery designs and in each corner are carved spandrel decorations.
These lead down to four linen fold carved panels, each separated by Romanesque columns decorated with geometric carved designs.
The piece stands on four bracket feet and has plain walnut ends surrounded by a reeded moulding.
The back is of pine construction and this piece is in good condition for age.