Coffers and trunks are such versatile pieces of furniture. An antique French trunk or coffer is perfect for the end of the bed, they also make great side tables and coffee tables. We usually have a few in stock and are always on the lookout for nice examples with beautiful carvings and a time worn patina.
We have found them in oak, cherry and walnut, always hand carved and solidly constructed. Doubtless some of them were used as wedding chests, travelling chests or just plain storage chests.
Antique French coffers and chests have great visual appeal, especially if the carvings are a little out of the ordinary and the original hardware and key are retained. Any necessary restoration is done in our workshop and we pride ourselves on doing sympathetic restoration with as little change to the integrity of the piece as possible.