An Outstanding George III Architectural Oak Corner Cupboard
A most intricate piece of mid-18th century cabinet making. The joiner showed as many of his skills as possible in this standing corner cupboard. The break front cornice has a dental detail above a mahogany band. The arched upper doors, which again have mahogany banding and tiny quarter paterae inlays on each corner, open to reveal two scalloped shelves.
The waist moulding conceals a brushing slide, which sits above the bottom doors which open to reveal three oak drawers (a feature I have never seen before). Two long reeded columns to the outside of the doors are terminated at the top by outward-curved scrolls below lovely oval paterae.
A very unusual cupboard of fine colour and retaining all the original brass cabinet furniture.
English, probably Shropshire/Cheshire, circa 1780.
Height 87 inches, depth from the corner 30 inches.