An exceptional polychrome oak coffer with heavily carved foliate panels, dating to the17th century or earlier. Great overall patina and appears to have retained its original iron hinges and lock hardware. Some old repairs, shrinkage, edge losses, and restorations. Dimensions: 32" h x 72" w x 25 1/2" d.
Provenance: The estate of Ambassador William C. Bullitt, Jr. —best known for his role as the first U. S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union and for his service as the Ambassador to France at the dawn of World War II. The estate home was featured in a 1925 Home & Garden magazine, with coffer pictured (see photo).
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