• Item: Deuddarn
• Circa: 1750
• Provenance: North Wales, UK
• Period: George II
• Narrow proportions (4ft 10” wide)
• Ogee cornice
• Drop finials
• Two-piece cupboard
• 3 Arcadian fielded panel doors (top section)
• 3 internal small drawers (top section)
• 2 cupboards to bottom section
• 2 large triple panelled cupboards doors
• Fielded panel sides
• Brass knobs to doors and drawers
• Original panelled back
• Original stiles (feet)
• Traditional joined peg construction
• Fantastic original colour & patination
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique Georgian oak Cwpwrdd Deuddarn / housekeepers cupboard, circa 1750, in good condition, displaying stunning colour, incorporating internal drawers, originating from North Wales. Incorporating an ogee cornice and drop finials, the top section comprises three lovely arcadian fielded panelled doors and panelled sides. The central door houses three small internal drawers; flanked by cupboards either side. This type of cupboard was typically used for storing kitchen utensils and food and would have taken pride of place as one of the most valuable possessions in the house. The bottom section features two large triple panelled doors, which incorporates a fixed shelf inside the cupboard. The lower cupboard doors retain their original iron pin hinges; the drawer fronts retain their original brass knobs and the drawers retain the original brass swan neck handles. The cupboard stands on its original block feet (stiles), with inset panel sides and the back retains its original panelled boards. The cupboard frame and doors have been constructed in the traditional joined peg construction method. The cupboard dismantles into two sections, for ease of transport and access into the house. All in all, this is a stunning piece of early period oak antique furniture.
To quote from the book, “Oak Furniture, The British Tradition” (Victor Chinnery): “Apart from the tester bedstead, the great press / court cupboard was the most important and prestigious piece of furniture many small households could boast. As a type, they first appeared in the second half of the 16th century, and continued to be made in remote areas until the beginning of the 19th century”.
This cupboard could have been made for or donated as a wedding present to a newly married couple. It would have provided significant storage space for utensils and food.
This item features a rich warm brown oak colour. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This Georgian oak housekeepers cupboard would look superb in a variety of rooms including the hallway, kitchen or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This item is in good condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. All doors and hinges are in good working order; they close comfortably (they are not warped). The lower cupboard doors retain their original iron pin hinges; the door fronts feature the original brass knobs and the drawers incorporate the original brass swan neck handles. Later hinges to the top section doors. The top section of the backboards, sides and roof boards are original. This piece has been cleaned and wax polished in our workshop and boasts a stunning colour. The item is solid in joint and stands firm on the ground.
External Height = 192cm or 75⅝” or 6ft 3⅝”
External Width = 147cm or 57⅞” or 4ft 9⅞”
External Depth = 60cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
Height = 85cm
Width = 147cm
Depth = 60cm
Height = 109.5cm
Width = 143cm
Depth = 58cm
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