18TH CENTURY ANTIQUE WALNUT CANTED SEA CHEST / RIFLE BOX
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With our highest compliments and utmost honors, Bay Colony Antiques is pleased to offer for sale this important 18th century antique Walnut canted sea chest. This 6 board chest has an impressive set of hand cut dovetails and retains it’s original “no. 5” decal and “L SC” monogram. The box is fitted with three locks but only two hasps. My brother and I were debating on the boxes original use and believe this was used to transport rifles or munitions. The “L SC” on the sides could be the trade route the box took (ie London to South Carolina) or may just be the owner or commanders initials. This is one of our favorite sea chests we’ve encountered in quite some time and would be an exceptional addition to any nautical or maritime collection. The chest measures 50 1/2” wide x 14 3/4” deep x 13 1/2” tall. The inner has useable dimensions of 48 1/8” wide x 12 3/4” deep x 11 3/4” tall.