Dating oak coffers

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We have included as many pictures as we could of this lovely piece so you can get an accurate idea of its condition and beauty, enjoy!We ship most items via a free curbside delivery but also offer white glove delivery and custom options (contact us if you have special requirements like this). View Shipping Policies Learn more about payments, returns, guarantees, and more.Look for dark streaks that are almost inky blotches when trying to identify rosewood, such as can be seen on this fine Regency rosewood centre table.Kingwood & Tulipwood- Imported from Brazil, kingwood receives its name from the royal purple hue of its grain and was often used for veneers and in cross-banded borders in the late eighteenth century.Rosewood- Rosewood rose in popularity during the Regency period.Imported from India and Brazil it is often used for veneers as it has strong contrasts of light and dark.

Mahogany- From the 1720s Mahogany became one of the most fashionable woods in furntiure-making.We have compiled a list of the most commonly found woods in antique English furniture from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to help you identify various woods when purchasing your antiques.Oak- In English furniture history, the Medieval era until c.1660 is commonly known as the 'age of oak'.Yew & Elm- Yew is a reddish-brown wood with a wavy figure and very noticeable balck spots throughout and elm is a tough hardwood which tends to be shaped and used for seat boards.Both woods are very typical of the vernacular tradition of furniture-making such as can be seen in the archetypally English Windsor Chair with its seat made of elm and the frame and spindles made of yew.

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