Charles II joined oak blanket chest, dated 1677, initialed WD, possibly from the workshop of Thomas Dennis, the front with carved scroll and foliate design, with faint remains of the original polychrome surface, 30" h., 42 1/4" w. Discussed at length in Markhamchurch Antiques - Discovering Dennis, by Paul Fitzsimmons, The Guild Hall Exeter, November 2009, page 41 and 42.
Age cracks. One bottom board replaced. Lacking lock keeper on lid. Battens replaced on lid. Sporadic losses to wood at apron.