Coffer with motifs for a prosperous life

Late 19th century

  • birch
  • 1170mm wide x 410mm deep x 445mm high

This three drawer coffer is ideal for sitting at the end of the bed, behind the couch or under a low window. The top is large enough for displaying your collectables or holding a quilt. The drawers provide convenient storage and there is sapce under the drawers for hiding personal valuables.

The central medallion is a motif of a sceptre called a ruyi and represents a hope for your wishes to come true. The carved apron features the peony flower and is a symbol of prosperity.