Charles II painted oak box

West Country, England

W 22" × H 6 1/2" × D 16"

Stock # Marh2316


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Charles II painted or stencilled oak boarded box, the front and sides painted with double S-scrolls.

The use of painted surfaces on furniture and woodwork is of great antiquity, and seems to have been popular in England at all times. The very low survival rate of early painted furniture gives a somewhat different impression. Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture The British Tradition.