The coffer is designed by an artist who started as a landscape watercolour painter.
Coffer by Frederick Rawlence, c. 1905
© The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum
- Elm & wrought steel hinges
- 70 x 121.2 x 45.7 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,125 ( Total: £12,500)
- Acquired in:
- Paul Reeves Ltd
Rawlence joined the Home Arts and Industries Society and started a craft guild at Wilton, Salisbury in 1905. The construction with the frame and panel front with neat pinned joints is typical of Arts and Crafts furniture.
Purchased by the vendor through a private dealer.