Oak Dressers and Coffers
Oak dressers and coffers were very common pieces of furniture to have in a home from the medieval period to the 18th century. They both originate from the chest form and are normally made in oak but vary in their size and purpose. Dressers were often the most used piece in a home: for food preparation, storage of cooking utensils and display of plates. Coffers were intended for storing linen and special items of clothing and the best examples are often boldly carved in oak. Oak coffers are often the earliest pieces we have for sale and we often have examples from the Jacobean or Carolean periods.