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Coffer front

Coffer front

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1450 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Walnut, wrought-iron, carving

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coffer front of walnut. The upper portion is carved with a diaper of flamboyant Gothic tracery, above a traceried arcade. In the centre is a shield bearing the arms of a bastard line of the ducal House of Bar, and above a shield-shaped key plate of wrought-iron.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1450 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Walnut, wrought-iron, carving

Object history note

Given by G. Murray Adams Acton FSA (Messrs Acton Surgey, 1 Amberley Road, Paddington).
File note by H. Clifford Smith 25/5/1928 records that it was "bought recently in Paris...for quite a considerable sum".

Descriptive line

Walnut coffer carved with gothic tracery and a shield with House of Bar arms; France, c.1450


Walnut; Wrought iron




Renaissance (French); Furniture; Woodwork


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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