Oak, iron hinges, brass handles
110 x 143 x 51 cm
Place of origin
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Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
An oak livery cupboard, West Country, circa 1640. The frieze with dentils and carved with paired scrolls between stiff-leaf corbels, above a pair of doors with twin arcades and a central panel with single arcade, all flanked by bold stiff-leaf uprights, with projecting apron and bulbous-turned legs joined by an undertier and standing on block feet, the side panels carved with the double-heart motif. The double heart, which appears on the sides of this cupboard, is one of the most characteristic motifs common to West Country chairs, cupboards and chests. The scroll motif to the upper side and front friezes, as well as the stiff-leaf uprights, both feature also in furniture from the West Country. Compare the detail seen on the chest in V. Chinnery 'Oak Furniture, The British Tradition', ACC 1979 and 2016, Figure 4:57.
Chinnery 1979, Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture: The British Tradition (ACC revised 2016), Figure 4:57