Offered by: Charlecote Antiques
337 East 55th Street Kansas City, MO 64113 , United States Call Seller 816.444.4622


Seventeenth Century Traveling Casket

$ 28,500
  • Description
    A fine late-17th century oak traveling casket is veneered in king wood and has elaborate brass hinges and European lock. The interior is lined with rosewood. It has a deep well, two drawers, and three secret drawers on a George 1st mahogany stand with a moulded edge and square tapered leg with “H” stretcher.
    Circa: 1690
    Period: William & Mary
    Origin: English
    Width: 13 1/4 inches
    Depth: 8 3/4 inches
    Height: 35 inches
    Stock #: F749

    As travel in the seventh and eighteenth centuries was often hazardous, the location and quality of accommodation particularly in inns was often uncertain, travelers would often carry their own provision, plate and medicines. Wealthy travelers would often keep their valuables locked in special small brass or iron bound chest, such as this example, which could be firmly secured to the wooden floor of the travelers’ bedroom or carriage using internal threaded screws. Once locked the casket was almost immovable providing immediate and valued security. This casket is unusual as it still retaining the mahogany stand that would have been made for it about thirty years after it was supplied.

    Casket: Continental – Circa 1690
    Stand: English – Circa 1720
  • More Information
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Creation Date: 1690
    Styles / Movements: William & Mary
    Incollect Reference #: 551259
  • Dimensions
    W. 13.25 in; H. 35 in; D. 8.75 in;
    W. 33.66 cm; H. 88.9 cm; D. 22.23 cm;
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Fine English Antique Furniture & Accessories. Location: 337 East 55th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113. p: (816) 444-4622 e:

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