A coffer or jointed chest from the seventeenth century astonishingly may easily be found in existence today. A storage chest for the home or marriage chest can often carry a date and the initials of the couple carved in the front rail or panel. They remain good value for money at prices ranging from £400 to £800.
Cupboards are useful storage often used in a kitchen. In Cheshire a set of housekeepers cupboards are very desirable. Late eighteenth century or early nineteenth century, constructed from oak with mahogany cross-banding, some with inlays, with very rare examples made to contain a long case clock movement.
During the Victorian period the British became considerably more clothes-conscious with wardrobes becoming a staple requirement in the home. Hanging cupboards lined with fabric kept everything in order and remain to this day a feature within the bedroom of most homes. Edwardian inlaid bedroom suites can be of fantastic quality however their values remain disappointing - could this be an item of furniture worth buying?
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Below are a few highlights, or click here view all Wardrobes, Cupboards & Coffers in our Sold Lots archive.
19th century French walnut armoire, pediment with rams heads, baskets of flowers and trailing festoons, four panel door with architectural vistas and ...
Sold for 550 GBP
French mahogany armoire, late 19th century, the glazed single door enclosing adjustable shelves, over a base drawer with a sliding cover, width 110cm. ...
Sold for 460 GBP
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