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Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

Purveyors of quality original antique 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Century oak and country furniture, fine art and decorative period items

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06/01/19 - January 2019 Opening Hours

The shop operates on reduced opening hours throughout January 2019.

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16th Century Antique Iron Coffret or Casket

  • Reference : 4397
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Width 7" x Depth 4 1/4" x Height 4 3/4"
  • Price : £995


A stunning 16th Century wrought iron coffret with original carry handle.

Coffrets and caskets, which were of great importance for the storage of household goods, were also valued by 15thC and 16thC travellers, who frequently carried with them a major portion of their possessions. For this purpose, containers of a wide variety of shapes and sizes existed, all intended to secure the safety of the objects enclosed. Iron caskets and coffrets of wood, covered with leather or other material and bound with iron, were more common.

Condition - as per images.  The iron to the external surface has taken on a lovely patination.  Internally, rust remains. Lacking its original locks and the addition of some later screws to the internal surface.

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