Posted 2 years ago
Posted a pic of this old oak chest (‘coffer’) when I first bought her at auction. Paid peanuts for the thing! Now I’ve cleaned & waxed her and found a place for her. This thing is old & while it could be in better condition, it could be much worse. A member in here (Im4anythingold) helped with some initial research (Thank you!!) and I think the coffer is late 17th or early 18th century. Just wanted to share. I’d love to know this piece’s story/where it’s been and who painstakingly carved it.
“Hey hon, just going out to the barn to do some carving on my gigantic oak coffer, be back in a couple hours.”