18th Century French Oak Coffer


+44 (0)1962 928824

+44 (0)7565 414253


  • £450
  • €505 Euro
  • $570 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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18th Century French Oak Coffer

A very finely carved and presented oak Kist or Coffer. The front with elaborate pillars and oveall the piece with a rich patina, made from a solid wooden construction, featuring a hinged door with the original key. At some point during the last 400 years, this 18th century French Trunk was converted from a standard top lift to a door access similar to a low buffet, enabling its users to leave objects placed on top even when opening the piece. Wonderfully hand-carved face with a rich patina.
This chest is a truly remarkable and historic artifact. After all, the trunk was the first antique cased furniture, from which all others European antique furniture has evolved!
There are some signs of inactive woodworm to the front of this chest

Height - 75cm
Width - 153cm
Depth - 66cm

Door Opening:

Width - 57cm
Height - 45cm


  • H: 75cm (29.53in)
  • W: 153cm (60.24in)
  • D: 66cm (25.98in)


18th Century & Earlier

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Pappilon is a Mother and Daughter collaboration of ideas spanning 'some' decades of new and old.  Both having a fascination with interiors and art we like to think we have a unique style and taste where we select individual pieces for their own stand-alone worth and value and like family, it is a growing family of ideas that makes us love what we do.

We feel that antiques which have withstood the test of time relate to a quality found in craftsmanship most often lost in today's modern age. This doesn't simply mean we stick with the old but the ethos of what we stand for is that even antiques for the future should have a consideration to its longevity and quality as well as its style.

We source pre-loved and sometimes tired pieces of furniture and items from many locations around the UK and in and around Europe. We lovingly restore each piece and sympathetically bring it back to life either by injecting it into the 21st century or restoring it back to its original state.

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