Beautiful & Rare Leather covered Wooden Trunk or Coffer from Spain with ornamental brasswork and studding, and a decorative interior printed cotton lining. (The lining needing a little tidying up by the hinges) , - see photo)
Both sides of the coffer have decorative brass studded 'Star of David' motifs, inside which are the carrying handles.
The coffer's lid has a very slight slope as the forward rail sits on rather than overlapping the front.. It also has its original lock.
Coffers have always been very prominent and important as items of furniture in Spanish homes, dating back to mediaeval times, and I have found some wonderful examples before, often with boxwood inlay into walnut front panels- I have never had one like this with its amazing brasswork decoration.
Dating between 1850 and 1900, the coffer measures 34 inches long x 17 high x 19 deep. In good condition , though with some wear to the leather edges of the lid and the lining.
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