19th Century English Oak Cupboard on Chest of Drawers
ITEM #: 911RDU16
ENGLISH OAK AND PINE TWO-PART CUPBOARD ON CHEST OF DRAWERS
Circa mid-19th century
Item # 911RDU16
Perhaps most compelling about this cupboard, the elements that caught our eye when acquiring it were the silky patina of the oak which has been waxed and polished into a delightful glow coupled against the tidy and orderly paneled cupboard. The craftsman chose to use four small panels to create a "locker" like appearance in the two-door cupboard top, this complete with three ebonized knobs over faux diamond-form keyhole escutcheons. The doors open over original iron hinges to reveal two fixed shelves inside.
The chest of drawers is quite functional with oversized turned wooden knobs smoothly operating these drawers, each of which easily slides in and out of the body of the chest. All drawers are pine lined with hand-cut dovetail joinery.
It is situated over simple integral bracket feet with exaggerated cupid's bow scroll cut sides. All backboards are original and untouched with iron nails.
Practical and gorgeous, it is idyllic to the "English Country" aesthetic and a visually magnetic addition to the interior.
Measurements: 84 1/4" H x 21" D x 48" W
Some wear to finish. Chipping to molding around case. Wear to edges of the wood throughout, particularly the scrolled base. Veneer strip missing from left front foot (facing). No keys.