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Wonderful Example Of A Mid 17thc Carved Oak Press Cupboard With Superb Original Patina


£4,250 | $5,925 USD | €4,915 EUR
Item Number: SA704046
Date of manufacture: 17th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 19 times in the past month with the most views from Australia.


A wonderful example of a mid 17th century (circa 1660) carved oak press cupboard in original, untouched condition with superb original patina (colour).
This cupboard consists of a frieze with carved lunette decoration and carved drop finials, on one corner the initials 'AH' , these probably being the initials of a previous owner.
This leads down to the top section consisting of the superbly carved central panel of 'the tree of life' design with further carved floral and foliate decoration both above and to the side. The central panel is flanked by a cupboard to either side, the doors with superb carved floral decoration.
This leads down to the lower section consisting of lunette carved decoration to the top with two cupboards below, each door having three recessed panels which open to reveal a shelf inside.
The sides are panelled and the cupboard stands on original feet.
This superb oak cupboard is in excellent, untouched original condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
In the 17th century the press cupboard (or court cupboard) was considered one of the most prestigious pieces of furniture in an ordinary house, probably only second to the tester bed. They would normally be given pride of place in the hall or parlour and were also often used as room dividers. The presence of carved initials and dates would often be found on important pieces of furniture of this period, the initials normally referring to the owner of the piece rather than the maker.
Height: 64.5'' / 164cm
Width: 56.5'' / 143.5cm
Depth: 20.75'' / 52.5cm
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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Please bear in mind: antique items for sale may have some wear and marks commensurate with their age which adds to the character of the piece.
Thank you and we hope you find our stock interesting.
Internal Ref: LVS1030


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.


Height = 164 cm (64.6")
Width = 143.5 cm (56.5")
Depth = 52.5 cm (20.7")

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