Walnut, oak, softwood, fruitwood, ebonised wood, metal, velvet lining, paint
126 x 81 x 20 cm
Place of origin
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Erddig, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
A small walnut, marquetry and ebonized wood display cabinet, Dutch, mid-19th century, raised on an associated and later mahogany stand [NT 1146988.2]. The upper section topped by a moulded cornice centred by a carved foliate corbel and fitted with a glazed door, between glazed sides, enclosing three painted shaped shelves. The lower section of a panelled door enclosing a shelf, and with panelled sides, with base moulding and ebonised front bun feet and rear bracket feet. Inlaid throughout with bunches and sprays of marquetry flowers and leaves.
According to Louisa Yorke (1863 - 1951), Facts and Fancies, this cupboard was purchased from Rossett Hall circa 1908 for £5. Thence by descent, and given by Philip Yorke III (1905-1978) along with the estate, house and contents to the National Trust in 1973.