• Item: Housekeepers Cupboard / Wardrobe
• Provenance: England, UK
• Circa: 1750
• Period: George II
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Solid boarded top
• Protruding canopy
• Arcadian fielded door panels
• Original brass swan neck handles, round knobs and escutcheons
• Original block feet
• Joined peg construction
• Hanging rail
• 14 wooden hooks to interior
• Oak lined drawers
• Dismantles into two sections
• Sought after size
• Superb colour and patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a superb quality antique George II English solid oak housekeepers hanging cupboard, suitable either as a bedroom wardrobe or hallway cupboard, for hanging jackets and coats, circa 1750, in excellent original condition. The cupboard boasts an elegant protruding canopy above a solid boarded top. The cupboard is divided into two sections; the top section comprises a cupboard with two lovely arcadian fielded panel doors; the interior furnished with a later hanging rail and 14 original oak wooden hanging hooks. The left-hand door to the cupboard retains its original rotating block (to secure the door closed). Both doors also retain their original brass knobs and keyhole escutcheons. The bottom section of the cupboard features a bank of three faux drawers above three working drawers. The drawers are constructed with butt joints and are oak lined. They also feature moulded fronts and retain their original brass swan neck handles. The cupboard stands on the original block feet. The cupboard has good proportions, which makes it a sought-after size; it was designed to fit into farmhouses with low ceilings. The cupboard dismantles into two sections for easy transport and access into the house.
The cupboard boasts a warm rich colour. As it displays the original polish it has a fantastic patination; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the kitchen, living room or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This antique oak housekeepers cupboard is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. All doors and hinges are in good working order; they close comfortably. The doors retain the original brass knobs and escutcheons. The drawers run smoothly, close flush to the frame and retain their original brass swan neck handles. The block feet and backboards are also original. The cupboard has been fitted with a later wooden hanging rail, in order to hold coat hangers, in order to be used as a wardrobe (the hanging rail can be removed if requested). The cupboard boasts its original polish and patination, therefore displaying a stunning colour. The item is solid in joint and stands firm on the ground (it does not wobble).
External Height = 185.7cm or 73⅛” or 6ft 1⅛”
Height (top) = 113.1cm or 44⅝” or 3ft 8⅝”
Width (top) = 136.2cm or 53⅝” or 4ft 5⅝”
Depth (top) = 53.4cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
Height (base) = 74.9cm or 29½” or 2ft 5½”
Width (base) = 130.7cm or 51½” or 4ft 3½”
Depth (base) = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
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