The box comes with interesting provenance. It was formerly part of the T. E Price-Stretche collection and noted in a publication called Chats on Old Furniture by Arthur Hayden (1905) page 139 (displayed on an associated side table) - book photo image in listing pictures. Major Thomas Edward Price-Stretche, born in 1865 in Gloucestershire, owned The Manor at Church Stretton between 1926 and early 1940's.The Old Hall Farmhouse, known as the Manor House, a grade II listed house (16th Century with later additions), is notable for the exposed framing and panelled ceilings. The Major regarded himself as the village squire, perhaps in rivalry with Dr. Various 16th and 17th pieces in his ownership at the time are featured in the book. Condition: The box is in structurally sound condition with solid joints. Some historic alterations include a replacement handle (as per 1905 photo), lid hinge strengthening batons inside and some baton and metal brackets on the back. A section of oak is missing from above the drawer when it has been forced open while locked. Please give them a call on 01392 793040 at their Exeter base. Or try Andy at AMB Couriers - AndyMoves - 07900 312968. The item "Antique carved oak desk box 17th century, rare dated 1696 William III PROVENANCE" is in sale since Sunday, November 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Boxes/Chests\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)".
The seller is "theantiquecompany" and is located in Liskeard. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.