1600 - 1650
1170 x 1200 x 402 mm
Place of origin
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Cotehele, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
Livery cupboard with geometric parquetry veneers of various inlaid woods. According to Victor Chinnery (2004): An oak and elm livery cupboard, the rectangular two-plank top moulded to front and rear and gouge-carved at the ends, the front frieze with parquetry banding of angled stripes framed with chequer banding centred and flanked by applied carved buttresses, the sides incised with lunettes above cup-and-cover carved and turned bulbous baluster supports flanking a canted cupboard with a single door to the front flanked by angled sides and all with geometric parquetry veneers; the centre stage fitted with a large single drawer with geometric parquetry veneers, centred and flanked by applied carved buttresses, the centre sides carved with lunettes, above conforming carved and turned bulbous baluster supports; the lower shelf supported on rails incised with a leafy meander pattern, the stiles extended to form feet. English, c.1600-50
According to Victor Chinnery (2004): Date and details of acquisition unknown. A very similar cupboard (with a more pronounced example of Anglo-German parquetry veneers in the so-called ‘Nonesuch’ style) is illustrated by Margaret Jourdain in English Decoration & Furniture of the Early Renaissance 1500-1650, Batsford, London 1924, p. 211, Figure 289.