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17th Century Charles II Carved Oak Writing Box or Desk Box circa 1660 England



A rare 17th-century Charles II carved oak writing or desk box, circa 1660. England. The box opens on the original butterfly hinges to reveal a fitted interior of three oak-lined drawers. The deep carving to the frieze is very much in the Westmorland and the Lake District style of the seventeenth century adorned with elaborate interlaced foliage and symbols. It should be noted that the box has the most wonderful colour and patination throughout.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.82 in. (30 cm)Width: 29.93 in. (76 cm)Depth: 18.51 in. (47 cm)
  • Style
    Charles II (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Oxfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4936224564172

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  • Shipping
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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Faringdon , United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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