Henry VII boarded oak chest

Circa 1500
England (possibly Northamptonshire)

W 57 1/4" × H 23" × D 22"

Stock # Marh2331


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Henry VII boarded oak chest. The front carved with three rows of ornament, the lower section carved with eight roundels or (Catherine wheels) the middle section with a carved scrolling band with leafy decoration and above this a row of cresting with rosettes. Examples illustrated in Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, page 413, figure 4:2 (shown here) V&A Museum: Vol 1 - Gothic and Early Tudor, item 314 - page 71 - plate 46 (shown here)

Only four other examples known