Some caskets dating to the Middle Ages also survive; these were made of stone, pottery and ivory, but primarily of metal.Only royalty, nobility and the church commissioned jewelled boxes, coffers and reliquaries.The whole wardrobe stands on a deep plinth base and separates for eas of transporting.Measures : 83" high x 22.5" deep x 75" wide and internal depth 20" THE DRESSING TABLE : with original mirror set within an incised moulded frame with turned supports with turned finials to the top and leading to a row of three jewellery drawers separated by a carved panel.The table top with moulded edge above a row of three drawers all of the drawers are ash lined with brass handles and separated by a carved panel.This is above a central fully panelled kneehole with foot rest and flanked on either side by a cupboard door with carved incised panel and original brass handles and with internal shelf.To the centre there is an open compartment with original hooks ( this could be converted to hanging space) above four sliding tray drawers over three drawers all with original brass handles.To the other side it has full length hanging space above a deep single drawer.
Internally and to one Side there is a hanging rail with a long deep drawer to the base.
— Some Fresh Figured Examples - - - 25 Chapter VII. A few chairs and stools of the same period are left to us. Donat's Castle, in the collection formed by ihe late Mr.
Henry VII., from Bur.varton, Salop (facing page 1) 11. This beautiful and interesting piece was evidently made for some personage of high rank, and was probably used for the carving of food and its temporary holding.
REGINALD GRUNDY A HISTORY OF OAK FURNITURE BY FRED ROE, R. That the chair was an old one there was no doubt about, but on the publication of a photograph it at once became apparent that the chair for which so interesting a history was claimed could not possibly be older than the seventeenth century.
THE CONNOISSEUR SERIES OF BOOKS FOR COLLECTORS EDITED BY C. How the chair came into the possession of the family is not quite certain, but it is supposed to have been purchased some three generations ago, when the said inn was pulled down.