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Antique Welsh 18th Century Georgian Oak Livery Press Housekeepers Cupboard (circa 1780)

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Yolanda Gray Antiques

This antique has been viewed 12 times in the past month with the most views from France.


This is a fine quality antique Welsh George III solid oak housekeeper’s cupboard, suitable for use in either the kitchen or hallway, with narrow proportions, circa 1780 - 1800, in excellent condition.

• Item: Housekeepers Cupboard
• Provenance: Denbighshire, North Wales, UK
• Circa: 1780 – 1800
• Period: George III
• Wood: Oak
• Protruding canopy
• Two Arcadian fielded doors (top section)
• Inset boarded door panels (bottom section)
• Original oak door knobs
• Later iron drop handles
• Two pine lined hand-dovetailed drawers
• Original working locks & keys
• Original bracket feet
• Joined peg construction
• Internal shelves
• Dismantles into two sections
• Sought after narrow size
• Superb original colour and patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

The cupboard boasts an elegant protruding canopy above a solid boarded top. The cupboard is divided into two sections; the top section comprises a cupboard with two lovely arcadian fielded panel doors; the interior furnished with an internal central shelf. The left-hand door to the top cupboard retains its original rotating block (to secure the door closed) and the right-hand door retains its original work steel lever lock (with working key). Both top doors retain the original oak knobs. The bottom section incorporates two drawers within a cock-beaded opening. The drawers are constructed with dovetailed joints and are pine lined and feature later, possibly Victorian iron drop handles. The cupboard stands on their original bracket feet. The cupboard has good proportions, which makes it a sought-after size; it was designed to fit into small houses with low ceilings. The cupboard dismantles into two sections for easy transport and access into the house.

Condition Report:
Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. All doors and hinges are in good working order; they close comfortably. The doors retain the original oak knobs and drawers feature later iron drop handles, possibly Victorian in age. The drawers run smoothly, close flush to the frame and retain their original linings. The bracket feet and backboards are also original. The cupboard boasts its original polish and patination and has been cleaned and wax-polished in our workshop, therefore it boasts a stunning colour and patination. The item is solid in joint and stands firm on the ground (it does not wobble).

External Height = 175.9cm or 69Ό” or 5ft 9Ό”
Top Height = 74cm or 29?” or 2ft 5?”
Top Width = 97.6cm or 38½” or 3ft 2½”
Top Depth = 41cm or 16?” or 1ft 4?”
Base Height = 102.9cm or 40½” or 3ft 4½”
Base Width = 92.4cm or 36?” or 3fft 0?”
Base Depth = 49cm or 19Ό” or 1ft 7Ό”
Top internal Width = 87.5cm or 34½” or 2ft 10½”
Top internal Depth = 33cm or 13” or 1ft 1”
Base internal Width = 88cm or 34?” or 2ft 10?”
Base internal Depth = 42.9cm or 16?” or 1t 4?”

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
Please contact us before purchasing the item, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time.

Ref. 54971

Please contact us on 01829 458 070 or 07960 738 212 to arrange a viewing. Alternatively, please email:
Internal Ref: 54971


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 175.9 cm (69.3")
Width = 97.6 cm (38.4")
Depth = 49 cm (19.3")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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