15 May 2019
A James II carved oak chest, dated 1687
Sold Price £3000
A James II carved oak chest, dated 1687, the hinged lid above a multi-panelled and profusely carved front, incorporating foliate motifs and flowers, one central panel carved with initials 'T H' and date '1687', on stile feet, 81cm high, 167cm wide, 62cm deep
Provenance: Purchased from J. & A. Clegg, Ludlow, 9th January 1996.
A copy of the original purchase receipt is available with this lot.
This chest is relatively rare for the fact that it is dated 1687 during the short reign of James II between 1685 and 1688.
For a closely related example see Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture: The British Tradition, Antique Collectors Club, 1979, page 458, figure 4:91.