James I oak carved chest

1622
Gloucestershire

W 58 1/2" × H 30 1/4" × D 25"

Stock # Marh2498

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James I oak carved chest, the front with three arcaded panels, the left panel depicting a scrolled tailed serpent with the date 1622 above, the central panel initialed MR above a shield with a rampant lion within and the right hand panel with a single flower, these being flanked by 'atlantes' and 'caryatids'. The frieze rails carved with dragons and serpents being flanked with applied male and female masks.

An important and richly decorated chest