Selected plates from Fred Roe's A History of Oak Furniture published in London by The Connoisseur in 1920.  The original captions can be seen on the full size images, the comments on this page are mine.  Note that much of Roe's dating and attributions are considered outdated.

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  Plate Comments
14th century chest XV 14th Century Chest
14th century box XV 14th Century Box
16th century table XVII Early 16th Century Side Table
16th century table XVII 16th Century Draw Table
15th century chest XVIII 15th Century French Chest
15th century cupboard XVIII 15th Century Cupboard
16th century cupboard XIX 16th Century Cupboard
16th century chest XIX 16th Century Westphalian Chest
chests XXI Some Tyrolian carving and a French or Flemish chest perched on top of a South German one.
16th century cupboards XXII Two south German cupboards, probably 16th Century.
late gothic chest XXIII Late Gothic Chest
late gothic chest XXIII Another late Gothic Chest

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