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EARLY 19TH CENTURY CAMPHOR WOOD SLOPE SIDED SEACHEST
A SUPERB SLOPE SIDED SEACHEST OF DOVETAILED CONSTRUCTION MADE OF FIGURED CAMPHOR WOOD TIMBER. LOVELY GOLDEN AMBER COLOUR, DRAWERED INTERIOR WITH CANDLE BOX LID COMPARTMENT, PERIOD BRASS ESCUTCHEON & LOCK. THE 19TH CENTURY IRON CARRYING HANDLES PERIOD REPLACEMENTS.
CAMPHOR TIMBER WAS TRADITIONALLY USED FOR ITS PROPERTIES OF BEING FRAGRANT AND RESILIENT TO WOODWORM.
CHESTS LIKE THESE WOULD HAVE BEEN USED BY SAILORS TO HOLD THEIR WORLDLY POSSESIONS UPON EMBARKING ON A VOYAGE, AND WOULD OFTEN PASS FROM ONE GENERATION OF SAILOR TO ANOTHER. THEIR 'SLOPED' DESIGN WAS ONE OF FUNCTION IN STABILITY AND SAVING SPACE IN CRAMPED CONDITIONS ABOARD SHIP.

DIMENSIONS:
46CM HIGH
98CM WIDE
47CM DEEP
Price: £695





SUPERB EARLY 19TH CENTURY SAILORS SEACHEST BOX
A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY SLOPE SIDES SEA-CHEST WITH ORIGINAL FOLK ART PAINTED INTERIOR & COMPARTMENT, ORIGINAL IRON CARRYING HANDLES, HEAVY TIMBERS AND DOVETAILED CONSTRUCTION. IN FULLY RESTORED CONDITION READY TO USE.NICE PROVENANCE ONCE BELONGING TO A NORTHUMBERLAND SAILOR JOHN INGRAM (SEE PHOTO). CHESTS SUCH AS THESE WERE TAKEN TO HOLD THE SAILORS WORLDLY POSSESSIONS ON VOYAGES, INTERIORS OFTEN UNIQUELY DECORATED IN THEIR SPARE TIME.

DIMENSIONS:
42CM TALL
93CM WIDE
51CM DEEP
Price: £450





19TH CENTURY SAILORS CHEST WITH PAINTED SHIP INTERIOR 'MAGGIE'
A GOOD SLOPE SIDED 19TH CENTURY SEA CHEST WITH ORIGINAL FOLK ART PAINTED 3 MASTED SHIP INTERIOR 'MAGGIE'. ORIGINAL ROPE BECKET CARRY HANDLES, STOOD ON SOLID PLINTH. EXTERIOR OVERPAINTED IN ANTIQUE GREY. BOUGHT PRIVATELY.
SLOPED BOXES SUCH AS THIS WERE USED BY SAILORS TO KEEP THEIR POSSESSIONS ON LONG VOYAGES, THE DETAIL OF ARTWORK & ROPEWORK OF THE HANDLES ALWAYS UNIQUE CARRIED OUT IN THEIR SPARE TIME.

DIMENSIONS:
44CM HIGH
90CM WIDE
48CM DEEP
Ref: GREY SEACHEST WITH P INTERIOR
Price: £425





19th CENTURY SLOPE SIDED SAILORS SEA CHEST
A LOVELY LATE GEORGIAN MAHOGANY TOP SLOPE SIDED SEACHEST, ORIGINAL BRASS ESCUTCHEON AND IRON CARRYING HANDLES, DOVETAILED CONSTRUCTION WITH FULL SURROUND LOWER PLINTH, TEXTURED PATINATION TO THE AZURE BLUE-GREEN PAINTWORK, COMPARTMENT INTERIOR WITH LID FOR HOLDING UP THE POLISHED MAHOGANY TOP. A GOOD EXAMPLE TYPICALLY USED BY SAILORS TO HOLD THEIR BELONGINGS DURING LONG SEA VOYAGES .

DIMENSIONS:
46CM TALL
93CM WIDE
49CM DEEP
Ref: BLUE SEACHEST MAHOGANY TOP
Price: £395





VICTORIAN PINE CHEST
A WAXED PINE CHEST OR TRUNK WITH CARRYING HANDLES AND HINGED LID.
ACQUIRED FROM A LARGE WELSH ESTATE FARMHOUSE.
THE SHAPE LENDING ITSELF FOR A VARIETY OF USES,LOGS ETC.
Ref: M4
Price: £395





PINE BOX
A CLEAN PINE BOX OR CHEST WITH CARRYING HANDLES AND HINGED LID
Ref: M3
Price: £250





A 19TH CENTURY POLISHED PINE BOX WITH DRAWER INTERIOR
A GOOD CHUNKY WELL MADE 19TH CENTURY PINE CHEST WITH CARRYING HANDLES , OLD POLISHED FINISH AND PAINTED INTERIOR WITH DRAWER.

DIMENSIONS:
50CM TALL
84CM WIDE
51CM DEEP
Ref: POLISHED PINE BOX JON
Price: £195





SMALL19TH CENTURY LEATHER BOUND JEWELLERY BOX
A SMALL LEATHER BOUND JEWELLERY BOX WITH GILDED SURROUND BOUGHT FROM A PRIVATE ESTATE AS SEEN SOLD WITH CONTENT, LIFT UP TRAY AND SMALL BRASS ESCUTCHEON. MINOR WEAR TO LEATHER BUT OVERALL PRESENTABLE CONDITION.

DIMENSIONS:
9CM HIGH
20CM WIDE
13CM DEEP
Ref: PLAIN LEATHER JEWELLERY BOX
Price: £100





A PAINTED 19TH CENTURY SLOPED ROPE HANDLE SEA SAILORS CHEST
A CLEAN SLOPE SIDED PINE SAILORS CHEST WITH ORIGINAL BECKET HANDLES AND INTERIOR CANDLE BOX, OVERPAINTED IN POLYCHROME RED AND BLACK.

DIMENSIONS:
100CM WIDE
47CM DEEP
47CM TALL
Ref: RED SEA CHEST
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