A Charles II small oak court cupboard, dated
Lot 854
A Charles II small oak court cupboard, Westmorland, dated
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,648) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
25 Apr 2013 10:00 BST

Auction 21122
Lot Details
A Charles II small oak court cupboard, Westmorland, dated
The pendant-hung frieze carved with S-carved leaves and centred by the initials and date 16 REC 79, enclosing a pair of boarded cupboard doors, each carved with a large flowerhead within an interlaced leaf surround, centred by a fixed panel carved with a guilloche-filled arch, above a lunette carved rail and a pair of twin-panelled cupboard doors, each panel later carved with conforming interlaced flowerheads, raised on typically channel-moulded extended stile supports, 119cm wide x 54.5cm deep x 140cm high, (46.5" wide x 21" deep x 55" high)


  • This is an unusually small example of a Westmorland court/press cupboard. Traditionally the decoration is confined to the upper panels and frame, invariably including initials and dates.

    Literature: Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture The British Tradition pp. 489-493.
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