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- Credit Line:
Given by Mrs Mary Neame
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On display at Tamworth Castle, Staffordshire
Ark of clamped-front or hutch construction, with the front and back held in two stiles of quartered oak, secured by 3 pegs. The front formed by a single large riven board with two holes (for a latch rather than a lock), and the back formed by two planks that meet in a bird's mouth joint. The ends of 2 riven boards horizontally grained (the larger above the smaller) that meet in a bird's mouth joint, which are held in grooves cut on the inner surfaces of the stiles and the bottom board with a through-tenon. A separate outside 'rail' is through-tenoned into the stiles. With heavy dirt/old water residue on the surface.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Height: 45 cm, Width: 85 cm, Depth: 41 cm
Object history note
Given by Mrs Mary Neame, Seckford Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk, per Messrs Durrant Cooper and Hambling, 70-1 Gracechurch St. London EC3. RF 859/1940
The chest has been on loan to Tamworth Castle for some years (2010).
English, 1400-1500, oak, 82/765, 83/547
Furniture and Woodwork Collection