Charles I inlaid oak chest

1640 - 1650

W 49" × H 29 1/4" × D 23 1/4"

Stock # Marh2597


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Charles I oak chest with lower drawer with inlaid bone and mother of pearl panels within plain arcades with applied decoration of a very pure design.

The effect is emphatically architectural and first appeared in England in the 1640's in the form of a series of chests with elaborate inlay of bone and mother of pearl. Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture the British Tradition.