Gothic Revival Petite Coffer, made from hand carved oak which now has a wonderful dark patina. Appealing design to the raised carving which shows an architecturally inspired relief crossing three front panels.
Circa 1880, France.
The body of the coffer is in good condition, consistent with its age and normal usage. The lid may be a later addition, it has a significant cavity, as shown in the images. However the lid is not broken or split through.