SN 1185 Sloped Box Dated 1639


Seventeenth Century English Oak Desk Box, of very good colour and surface quality.

The front has a lovely carved decoration of two opposing winged Dragons.

Both sides have well carved flowing strapwork, the right side inscribed with the date “1639”, and the left side with the initials “E.L.”

The interior is original with three drawers, together with a very rare feature of a swinging cover above them secured by a triple combination lock worked by three wooden dice.


Height 29 centimetres, Width 61 centimetres, Depth 42 centimetres

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