1) From overseas, a term used for imported items.
1509 To Sir Thomas Pilley ... a overse bed, York
1544 an oversee coverynge of a bedde, Wakefield
1562 A carpet of overse worke, xiijs iiijd, Allerton Mauleverer
1612 j paynted oversea chist with bands locke & key, Brandsby
1636 an over-sea hanging of wrought stuffe, Richmond.