London, South Kensington
23 February 2000
An oak livery cupboard, English, early 17th century
with a moulded top and a whirl filled guilloche frieze, raised on turned column supports, with a pair of panelled doors profusely carved with similar whirl filled guilloche and flanking a lozenge filled arcaded central panel, above a foliate lunette carved cushion moulded frieze with a drawer, on turned column and block legs joined by channelled square section stretchers, the front stretcher with fret carved detail, side panels and top back edge replaced, formerly with a superstructure -- 49in. (125cm.) wide, 45½in. (116cm.) high, 18½in. (47cm.) deep
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Similar cupboards are illustrated in Victor Chinnery Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Woodbridge, 1979. pp 320-321.
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