John Nethercott and Co.
1780 x 1190 x 540 mm
Place of origin
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Tudor Merchants House, Pembrokeshire (Accredited Museum)
Buffet. An oak buffet or plate cupboard for the high table. Decorated with linenfold carving and based on an original example formerly at Aberpergwyn House. The buffet has two locakable cupbards with iron hinge straps, linenfold carving to the cupbard doors and plate rest rear board which also has pinnacles resembling those on the larger 'Great Chair'. Under the cupboard are two drawers also carved with a linenfold design. With plain lower shelf to the base made out of a number of short planks. Unpainted oak, burnished with a hard waxed finish. Furnishings like this were used to secure and to show of expensive tableware and silver plate such as chargers and jugs. They were conventially placed near one end of the high table. In keeping with this comparitively modest household, this is a modest buffet, without the very high back or towering canopy of buffets in grander houses.
This piece was made by John Nethercott and Co, Discoed, Powys in 2011. The furniture and fittings were commissioned especially for the Tudor Merchant’s House by Dr Charles Kightly.
Makers and roles
John Nethercott and Co., furniture maker