• Item: Housekeepers / Hanging Cupboard
• Provenance: England, UK
• Circa: 1780
• Period: George III
• Wood: Oak
• Solid boarded top
• Protruding cavetto canopy
• Two working doors
• Five working drawers
• Three dummy drawers
• Working door lock and key
• Arcadian fielded door panels
• Decorative brass door hinges
• Original hanging hooks
• Hanging rail
• Original bracket feet
• Peg construction
• Butt jointed drawers
• Dismantles into two sections
• Large amount of storage space
• Ideal in a hallway for hanging coats
• Superb original colour and patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique George III English oak housekeepers / hanging cupboard, circa 1780, in good condition. The cupboard boasts a large amount of hanging and storage space and it would be ideal for a hallway. The cupboard features an elegant protruding cavetto cornice below a solid boarded top. The cupboard is divided into two sections; the top section comprises a cupboard with the original oak hanging hooks and a later hanging rail. The cupboard boasts lovely fielded Arcadian panels. The central door panel (which is fixed) is decorated with a small dome shaped design above a small square panel. The two cupboard doors flank the central panel and feature decoratively shaped panels. The decorative brass door hinges are later Victorian replacements. The doors retain their original brass fretwork key escutcheons. The right-hand door features a working lock, with a working key (the left door has a wooden internal bolt). The cupboard has been built in the traditional manner with peg construction joints. Below the doors sit a set of three dummy drawers. Further below is a set of five working drawers, with a two-over-three design, decorated with elegant reeded moulding edges. The drawers boast the original brass swan neck handles and escutcheons, along with original working drawer locks (with working key). Please note, three of the five drawers feature locks. The drawers are constructed with butt joints and are lined with a combination of oak and pine timber. The cupboard features the original oak top, inset side panels and original backboards constructed with very good quality wide planks. The cupboard stands on its original Georgian bracket feet. The cupboard has good proportions, which make it stand well, but it is also a very practical piece of furniture as it has so much hanging and storage space below. The cupboard dismantles into two sections for easy transport and access into the house.
The cupboard boasts a stunning rich brown oak 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.
External Height = 201.6cm or 79⅜” or 6ft 7⅜”
External Width (cornice) = 157.6cm or 62⅛” or 5ft 2⅛”
External Depth (feet) = 53.5cm or 20⅝” or 1ft 8⅝”
Width (top section) = 147cm or 57⅞” or 4ft 9⅞”
Width (base) = 152cm or 59⅞” or 4ft 11⅞”
Width (feet) = 154.5cm or 60⅞” or 5ft 0⅞”
Depth (cornice) = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Depth (top) = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼
Depth (base) = 54cm or 21¼” or 1ft 9¼”
This item is in good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The cupboard has been wax polished in our workshops. The door and drawers brass swan neck handles, escutcheons and locks are all original and the interior is clean. The right-hand door features a later working lock (possibly Victorian), which comes with a working key (the left hand door has internal wooden bolt). The cupboard boasts the original hanging hooks, backboards and bracket feet. The hanging rail in the top section is an old replacement. The brass swan neck handles and escutcheons are original. The drawers retain their original working locks (with working keys). Please note, three of the five drawers feature locks. The cupboard boasts a fantastic colour and patination, owing to the original polish, which has been revived. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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