#103-52 - Large Wedding Chest

Large Wedding Chest
Large Wedding Chest
Large Wedding Chest

Large Wedding Chest

This Coffer or Breton Chest is very special – France, outside of Paris, is very depressed with up to 30% unemployment - The dealers are all going broke and so prices for brown furniture are depressed …  normally a piece of this quality would go in the trade, to Paris to be sold. We purchased this chest in Notre-Dame-du-Touchet, where the dealer said that his father used to get 60,000 francs for a similar piece, in the trade 30 years ago ( $20-$25knz ). These carved oak wedding chests are close to 400 years old, 17th century! Beautifully carved they have only survived this long because they are solid oak. It is the first example of a wedding chest we have had through in 30 years of business - it is the real deal and must not be underestimated.

Age: Circa 1660

Dimensions: 1700mm(W) x 700mm(D) x 940mm(H)

Price: NZ$9,000

Status: Available

If you are interested in this piece or would like more details please call us on +64 9 529 1660 or email quoting #103-52.

Large Wedding Chest

Large Wedding Chest

John Stephens & Co Ltd
Antiques Dealer & Importer - Est. 1988 -
15 Shore Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 529 1660   Email: info@js.co.nz   Website: www.js.co.nz
Large Wedding Chest
Large Wedding Chest

This Coffer or Breton Chest is very special – France, outside of Paris, is very depressed with up to 30% unemployment - The dealers are all going broke and so prices for brown furniture are depressed …  normally a piece of this quality would go in the trade, to Paris to be sold. We purchased this chest in Notre-Dame-du-Touchet, where the dealer said that his father used to get 60,000 francs for a similar piece, in the trade 30 years ago ( $20-$25knz ). These carved oak wedding chests are close to 400 years old, 17th century! Beautifully carved they have only survived this long because they are solid oak. It is the first example of a wedding chest we have had through in 30 years of business - it is the real deal and must not be underestimated.

Age: Circa 1660
Dimensions: 1700mm(W) x 700mm(D) x 940mm(H)
Price: NZ$9,000
Stock Ref: #103-52