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Carved oak chest


A 16th-century oak chest front now incorporated with parts of another chest; the moulded rectangular top above a single plank chip-carved with patterns of roundels and trellis above window-lancets; raised on shaped plank ends; English, about 1530; 13 inches of the left-hand end replaced, the lid and back from a secondary chest; new bracing underneath, new lockplate.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 468

  • Date

    c. 1530

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Length

    1.53 metres

  • Width

    0.48 metres

  • Height

    0.45 metres

  • Location

    Shakespeare's Birthplace - Birthroom

  • Credit line

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