12th Jan, 2022 10:00

Antiques, Interiors & Books Auction

  Lot 820

An early-mid 19th century oak breakfront housekeeper's cupboard

An early-mid 19th century oak and mahogany banded breakfront housekeeper's cupboard, circa 1830, the beaded cornice over a mahogany veneered frieze, with boxwood and ebony stringing, over 4 panelled doors, inlaid with oval, conch shell, panels and interspersed by reeded pilasters, enclosing two shelves, the base with three central drawers, flanked on each side by a short drawer over a cupboard door, damages and with losses, 193cm wide x 52cm deep x 194cm high

Sold for £1,300

Condition Report

Lacking elements, including - left side lacking half return bead on top of base; right side top of base return bead and all of base bead; plus bracket feet both sides of front middle section and back right, front and back (one detached). Also, lacking sections of inlay, including base and side of left pilaster, left side of top section of right pilaster front and side of upper section. Lacking some mouldings, including 8cm above right bracket foot and two beads on lower left door. Lacking cock-beads, including 5cm top middle drawer and 40cm, 2cm and 8cm of bottom drawer. Chips, dents and scratches consistent with age and use. Much water staining. Oval inlaid panels lifted and water stained. Lacking other elemants, including two handles. Drawers have swelled owing to damp etc..


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