Henry VIII oak boarded chest

Circa 1530 - 1550
England

W 69 1/2" × H 27 3/4" × D 19 1/4"

Stock # Marh2387

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Henry VIII oak boarded chest of plain construction, the front sides and top with simple mouldings, the side boards cut out in the form of gothic tracery. Huge original wrought iron hinges.

The Carpenter - the work of the carpenter was primarily that of the housewright " He squareth timber with a chip-axe, and saweth it with a saw. Then he frameth the walls together, and fasteneth the great pieces together with pins" Victor Chinnery, Oak furniture the British tradition.