Georgian Mahogany Broken-Arch Hanging Cupboard, 19th Century
GEORGIAN MAHOGANY HANGING CORNER CUPBOARD
England, circa early 19th century
Item # 301BNP27P
A most attractive hanging corner cupboard, it displays with a most attractive angularity emphasized by the cove-molded broken-arch crest flanking a single turned finial raised on an integral plinth. The sides of the case bevel to visually soften the edge before touching the wall. The doors are constructed using a through-tenon mortised frame with grooves cut to receive the recessed door panels, each with scalloped outer corners, both functioning smoothly on original brass hinges. Inside of the doors, the original hardware remains untouched, the hand forged iron latch on the left door locking the panel in place, the original steel lock on the right door still in place. The interior is divided by oak shelves.
The back of the case is a nut brown oxidized oak cut thinly and joined with dovetail construction along the top and bottom. The cabinet is meant to be mounted using screws through the backboards, coupled with the original hanging tabs at the top of the cabinet on both sides.
It is a fine acquisition for the dining room, where it conveniently stores goods while augmenting the interior with the striking architectural elements of the case.
Measurements: 27 1/2" wide corner to corner (measured at the top); 18" deep (not including trim at the top - top depth is 19 1/8" including trim); 47 7/8" high including finial.
Old refinish with minor wear. Finial is replaced. No key, lock untested. Holes in the backboards from mounting case to the wall.