The Hinton House Strong Box
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The Hinton House Strong Box

Ronald Phillips Ltd

Date circa 1690

Period 17th century

Origin English

Dimension 122 x 82.5 x 43 cm (48 x 32¹/₂ x 16⁷/₈ inches)

A rare William and Mary brass bound ebonised strong box on giltwood stand.

The stand is original to the strong box and has concealed lopers to the front, which support the fold-down front of the box. The interior of the strong box reveals two drawers beneath a large open compartment and nine secret compartments.

Date: circa 1690

Period: 17th century

Origin: English

Dimension: 122 x 82.5 x 43 cm (48 x 32¹/₂ x 16⁷/₈ inches)

Provenance: The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Poulett, Hinton House, Somerset, England;
Partridge Fine Arts Plc, London, England;
Private collection, Ireland.

Literature: ‘Furniture History Journal’, 1980, fig. 68; a similar strong box at Ham House, Surrey.

Illustrated: Colin G. Winn, ‘The Pouletts of Hinton House St. George’, 1976, p. 129, fig. 2; photographed in situ in the drawing room of Hinton House, Somerset.

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