Sealskin coffer


A mid 17th-century small coffer; the domed lid formed of pine boards covered with sealskin (?) and decorated with patterns of stamped brass nailheads and leather strips forming the initials and date EN 1661, and with brass carrying handle; the lower rectangular portion similarly constructed, and with later lock plate and hasp; English, dated 1661. Lined with paper from a Stratford deed dated 1784.

  • Measurements

  • Width

    410 mm

  • Height

    175 mm

  • Depth

    245 mm

  • Place made

    United Kingdom - England

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust