A Fine Cromwellian Panelled Oak Chest
The top rail, with distinctive stylised tulips, interspersed with daisy flowerheads. The two smaller panels, which again display tulips and daisies, flank a slightly larger centre panel which is carved with leaves and a central flower. The muntins, with good intricate run mouldings and the bottom rail with cut stop chamfers beneath each panel.
This carving is found on a small group of chests made on the Gower peninsula.
Wales, circa 1660.
Length 45.75 inches, depth 19.5 inches, height 25.5 inches.