17th C. Diminutive William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox or Coffre Fort, C. 1690.
Faringdon, United Kingdom
A William and Mary Kingwood/Princes oyster strongbox or Coffre Fort, circa 1680-1700, England. Adorned with highly decorative gilt brass strapwork and decorated entirely in knife cut oysters of kingwood, this box is fit for the most discerning of collectors. The large gilt brass shield-shaped clasp opens on a push-spring release to reveal a box interior lined in rosewood with two drawers and securing bolts. Once the lid is opened you can reach inside to slide the original gilt brass bolt lock t...