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Antique 18th Century Oak Sword Chest
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Nice example of an early oak planked Sword Chest. It is a traditional nailed construction standing on small bracket feet. It has a hinged lid and is generally clean and tidy inside with its original floor and original hinges. The lock plate has been altered at a later date and there have been some historic repairs but it displays well. The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions at all please ask.
In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd has clarified that the Antique 18th Century Oak Sword Chest (LA316368) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Circa 1780
It is in good condition for its age. It has developed a beautiful rich patina and is strong and sturdy. There are signs of age and use, some knocks and marks and there is a slight warp in the lid but nothing detrimental. There are some historic woodworm holes here and there but nothing to concern us. The chest has been cleaned and lightly polished and is ready for use.
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