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Beautiful and rare leather covered wooden trunk or coffer from Spain with ornamental brass work and studding, and a decorative interior printed cotton lining. Both sides of the coffer have decorative brass studded 'Star of David' motifs, inside which are the carrying handles. In the 19th century, the Star of David was not yet a specifically Jewish symbol, although associated with the Kabbala, was also and variably multi-denominational and sometimes used in Christian Churches- see the Wikipaedia article.

The coffer's lid has a very slight slope as the forward rail sits on rather than overlapping the front. It also has its original lock but needs a key to be cut. Coffers have always been very prominent and important as items of furniture in both French and Spanish homes, dating back to medieval times, and I have found some wonderful examples before, often with boxwood inlay into walnut front panels- I have never had one like this with its amazing brass work decoration. Dating between 1780 and 1850, the coffer measures 34" long x 17" high x 19" deep. In reasonably good condition, though with some wear to the leather edges of the lid and the lining. and other imperfections from its age and usage.
  • Period: 1780 - 1850
    • Price: £1,050.00
    • €1,222 Euro
    • $1,488 US Dollar
  • Location: London
    • Dimensions: H: 43cm (16.93in)
    • W: 87cm (34.25in)
    • D: 48cm (18.90in)