Elizabeth I oak carved box
1580 - 1600
W 29 1/2" × H 11" × D 19 3/4"
Stock # Marh2521
Elizabeth I oak boarded box, the front carved with stopped fluting with a moulded plinth.
A near Identical example can be found illustrated in 'A discourse on Boxes of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth centuries, by A J Conybeare' He writes: The architectural appearance of this box is enhanced by the precise carving and deep bottom moulding; it even looks like a temple.