Elizabeth I inlaid oak chest
Circa 1580 - 1600
W 58" × H 26 1/4" × D 23 1/4"
Stock # Marh2283
Elizabeth I inlaid oak carved chest. The front carved with three applied arcaded panels with ornate S-scrolls each with a green man at the top of the arch and flanked by winged angel spandrels, within the arcade holly and bog oak inlaid interlaced decoration. The frieze rail inlaid with S-scrolls with two outer carved male masks.
The form and content of much of the finest carved decoration seems directly inspired by foreign example; but most of this must have been gleaned from imported specimens. Victor Chinnery Oak Furniture the British Tradition.