French Late 14th Century Walnut Coffer featuring nine Relief-Carved Knights Bearing Arms and Armor

Exceedingly Rare Late 14th Century Coffer Front carved in relief featuring nine knights bearing arms and armor within gothic architectural tracery arcades. The Coffer-front has been fitted into a later custom made Lift-Top Chest of simple form and plain top, the sides having stylistically conforming linenfold panels.

Ex Collection Dr. Albert Figdor, Wienna, Catalog 1930: 2nd Volume, First part, Furniture

Literature: Jac. Von Falke, “Mittelalterliches Holzmobiliar” Plate XL, Fig. 3; “Illustrierte Geschichte des Kunstgewerbes, Berlin, M. Oldenbourg I, Page 354, Ill. 275: H. Stegmann in Kunst u. Kunsthandwerk, X. Year 1907, Vol. 3, Page 132, image 7.


80” long, 23” deep, 28” high

203 cm wide, 58.5 cm deep, 71 cm high


 Reference Number: F_403


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