• Item: Welsh Oak Bookcase / Cabinet
• Period: George III
• Circa: 1810
• Provenance: Anglesey, Wales, UK
• Wood: Oak & Mahogany
• Dome shaped original glazed doors
• “Dot and diamond” mahogany inlay
• Two fixed internal cabinet shelves
• 3 small mahogany spice drawers to cabinet
• 2 over 2 large inlaid drawers to base
• Cock-beaded drawer frames with geometric mahogany inlay
• Pine lined and hand dovetailed drawers
• Circular brass knobs
• Working locks & keys
• Two-piece cupboard
• Original oak sides
• Original pine backboards
• Original ogee bracket feet
• Original polish and patination
• Fantastic colour
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Here is an example of a stunning quality antique Welsh Georgian oak and mahogany glazed cupboard, circa 1810, in excellent condition, most likely originating from the Talwrn area of Anglesey, North Wales. The cupboard features a protruding oak canopy above twin dome shaped glazed cabinet doors; which open to reveal two internal fixed shelves, with the original plate beads and decoratively carved shelf fronts. The cabinet features the original hinges, working door lock and key. The cabinet interior retains its original condition; it has not been lined or painted (which is usually the case in later years). Three elegant mahogany spice drawers sit below the glass cabinet. The cock-beaded spice drawers feature faux keyholes with oak diamond shaped escutcheons.
Below, sits a sturdy oak base with a “two-over-two” drawer design (two small drawers above two larger drawers). The pine lined hand dovetailed drawers boasts geometric inlay to the drawer fronts, with oak diamond shaped escutcheons, and the original working locks (with key) but with later brassware. The drawers sit in a cock-beaded frame (this is unusual, as it is normally the drawers that are cock-beaded). The cupboard features “dot and diamond” motifs inlaid to the stiles on the glazed cabinet, and stiles to the base. The design and style of this piece is typical of vernacular furniture from the Talwrn area of Anglesey, North Wales. The base stands on its original ogee bracket oak feet; the sides of the cupboard feature inset oak panels (cupboards from this region with oak sides are deemed better quality than those with pine sides). The back of the cupboard features its original pine backboards. The cupboard dismantles into two sections for easy access into the house.
The cupboard features a rich gold oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
The cupboard would look superb in a variety of rooms from the office, library, living room or kitchen. This item base would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This cupboard in is excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The cabinet features the original glass (with some old scratches/scuffs to the glass) and shelves. Importantly, the finely glazed doors are not warped in anyway (this is common with antique doors of this refined style). The cupboard boasts oak sides (cupboards from this region with oak sides are deemed better quality than those with pine sides). The “dot and diamond” oak inlay and escutcheons is all original and intact and in excellent condition. The drawer fronts feature later brassware. All drawers are hand dovetailed, pine lined and close flush to the frame. The cupboard stands on its original ogee bracket feet. This item is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 207.8cm or 81⅞” or 6ft 9⅞”
External width (cornice) = 116.5cm or 45⅞” or 3ft 9⅞”
External depth = 49.2cm or 19⅜” or 1ft 7⅜”
External width (glazed cabinet) = 105.9cm or 41⅝” or 3ft 5⅝”
External depth (glazed cabinet) = 31cm or 12¼” or 1ft ¼”
Shelf height (top shelf) = 39cm or 15⅜” or 1ft 3⅜”
Shelf height (middle shelf) = 28.5cm or 11¼”
Shelf height (bottom shelf) = 26cm or 10¼”
Shelf width = 102cm or 40⅛” or 3ft 4⅛”
Shelf depth = 25.5cm or 10”
Base height = 90.5cm or 35⅝” or 2ft 11⅝”
Base with (feet) = 108.5cm or 42¾” or 3ft 6¾”
Base depth = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
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