A small oak boarded cupboard In the manner of a 15th century aumbry
Lot 373
A small oak boarded cupboard In the manner of a 15th century aumbry
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Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
17 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21094
A small oak boarded cupboard In the manner of a 15th century aumbry A small oak boarded cupboard In the manner of a 15th century aumbry
Lot Details
A small oak boarded cupboard
In the manner of a 15th century aumbry
Having a boarded top, the central boarded cupboard door with central Gothic lancet aperture, flanked to either side by broad uprights, the sides descending to V-shaped cut-away supports, 64cm wide x 27.5cm deep x 80cm high, (25" wide x 10.5" deep x 31" high)

Footnotes

  • The term aumbry is applied to a Medieval food cupboard. The pierced openings permit the free circulation of air, with fabric often pinned behind. The most celebrated English aumbry, known as Prince Arthur's Cupboard, is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is thought to have belonged to Henry VII's eldest son. The pierced devices on the cupboard resemble feathers and the letter 'A'. The cupboard was found at a farmhouse in Burwarton, Shropshire, near where Arthur resided with his bride, Katherine of Aragon, until his untimely death in 1502.

    Literature: Edwards, Dictionary of English Furniture, p. 185, Fig. 2. For further examples see P. Macquoid, The Age of Oak: A History of English Furniture, Figs. 1 - 3, and Chinnery, Oak Furniture, pp. 415 - 6.
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