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18th Century French Walnut “Coffre”

France – Circa 1780

HEIGHT: 23 in. (58 cm)
WIDTH: 4 ft. 1 in. (124 cm)
DEPTH: 26 in. (66 cm)
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France – Circa 1780
This kind of elegant chest was made to store both household linen or cloth and valuable. Also made to be transported by a stage-coach or a boat, therefore the 2 nice wrought iron handles. It also had to be secured, hence the top made of 2 heavy planks tied together by 3 inside forged iron fittings fastened by big rivets visible on the top.
Inside, the large space can be divided in 2 partitions as both grooves are still there. Also, a small box on the upper left side called “esquibel” (in old French) was containing the valuables (money, jewelry, silver).
Comes from Marseille, a large port.

HEIGHT: 23 in. (58 cm)
WIDTH: 4 ft. 1 in. (124 cm)
DEPTH: 26 in. (66 cm)