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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 417

    AN ELIZABETHAN OAK FOOD CUPBOARD

    CIRCA 1550-1600

    Price Realised  

    AN ELIZABETHAN OAK FOOD CUPBOARD
    CIRCA 1550-1600
    The front pierced with air holes and with two central doors above an arched apron, part missing, the sides with plain panels
    46¾ in. (118.7 cm.) high; 49½ in. (125.7 cm.) wide; 23¼ in. (59 cm.) deep


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    A cupboard of similar form but more elaborate overall decoration, known as 'Prince Arthur's Cupboard', is in the collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum and illustrated in Ralph Edwards The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1954, Vol II, p.185, fig.2, coincidentally also provenanced to Shropshire and with possible connections to Ludlow Castle, briefly the home of Prince Arthur in 1501-1502.

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    Provenance

    By repute, Ludlow Castle, Shropshire.
    Mrs. A. Richards, Presteigne, Wales.
    Purchased by Roger Warner on 14 April 1966.


    Literature

    Victoria & Albert Museum, English Medieval Art, 1930, plate. 87.