17thC Oak Court Cupboard.

April 20, 2020

 

 

 Fabulous early piece, at a guess c1660, the reason for that is the geometric inlaid shapes on the on the top cabinet doors, Rumboid , {after Euclid}, inlaid with Bog Oak and Poplar wood, believed for years to be Holly, but the V&A did a test some years ago and 9 out of 10 were Poplar, which is a lot softer and easier to work with, also the first Royal Astronamer was John Flansteed, appointed by Chas 11 in 1660, followed by Edmund Halley , he of Halleys' Comet,  ..

Named Court Cupboard , as in French , Cour means "small",  or short , as only 60 inches high, 54 wide and 22 deep, designed as a food cupboard on top with massive storage below, second set of hinges , original still present on top piece but now early dovetail shaped iron ones, original Pin hinges still show evidence.

At some point in its life it has been "cleaned" and then Pure Button French Polish applied, but the huge interior , top, and rear boards give it its evidential age, constructed with "Brown" Oak, and has had repair to r/h back leg, otherwise in very good condition, a very good early piece,..

£3,250.00

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