Rare oak Pembrokeshire chest SOLD
This item can be viewed at The Grove Narbeth, Pembrokeshire along with some other items, as part of our continuous exhibition there.
With distinctive vine decoration to the raised panels and drawers. The design in ink or dye portrays a vine coming from a heart shaped vase with “c” scroll stems, tulip head flowers and buds. The pattern is reminiscent of the “tree of life” a familiar and re-occurring design in folk art decoration. This chest is inscribed ER and dated 1762. The chest is part of a small group of chests all with similar decoration and construction, which originated in Pembrokeshire indicating that they may have been produced from one workshop. The ink design has so far only been found on chests although the type of design is sometimes seen on inlaid chests and other items of furniture dating from this period but originating from many other parts of South and West Wales including the Gower, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
Pembrokeshire dated 1762
57″ wide x 35½” high x 22″ deep
With old repairs and restoration