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Antique captains chest in polished Oak with brass fitting and marquetry

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Seller: kb270 (39) 97.6%, Location: London, Ships to: GB, Item: 252655093131 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB JA X-NONE This antique Captain's chest in polished Oak with Brass marquetry and fittings is a superb piece with its brass handles and secret compartment inside. It features superb inlaid brass marquetry panels, all in brass. The lid has a floral design set on a bevel cut pair of fielded panels, and with a long oval inset in the centre rail running from front to back. The whole of the lid is inlaid around the edge and again on the inner section of the lid rail with a pair of parallel fine brass inset lines. It has been in our family ownership for over 50 years. The front and sides are also panelled with brass inlaid fine lines and the sides both have beautiful brass carry handles. The back carries an oak stop butt, which protrudes by 55mm and has an elegant curved side running to a square face. Each corner has a thick, inlaid corner section in brass. The four legs also carry the same thick, inlaid corner section in brass. The lid has four beautifully designed and shaped corner sections in brass that are curved in two different directions.The chest has a brass swing bolt fitted in the centre of the front section and when the lid is opened it reveals a lift tray with handles, again made in Oak. The tray is inlaid with a thick strip of brass and has two round top carry handles and three compartments. When removed, the secret compartment below is spacious and open and perfect for secret and secure storage.The oak was clearly carefully chosen with the sea in mind as it has absolutely superb, wave like grain structure and is full of traditional character. It measures:305mm wide front to back 455 long end to end 380mm high top to bottom 11.5 kg in weight The chest can be delivered in the UK by courier and a cost will be provided when the delivery address is know. Overseas shipping is also available to anywhere in the world. Condition: This antique captains chest in polished Oak with brass fitting and marquetry is in beautiful condition and has a character all of its own., Original/Reproduction: Original, Material: Oak with beautiful grain structure and inlaid Bras

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