circa 1550 (and later)
147 cm (H); 143 cm (W); 62 cm (D)
Place of origin
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Montacute House, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
A joined oak cupboard, French, mid 16th century. With a later egg and dart and dentil carved cornice above two cupboard doors carved with mythical figures developing into leafy scrolls, holding a coat of arms. The central panels with Lucretia under a shell round arch and flanked by carved split baluster pilasters. The side panels and lower back panel of linen fold design. With two drawers below carved with rainceau scrolls developing into beads and one with two hooded figures holding a mask. The open lower section with two leaf carved baluster supports and mask collars, tied by stretchers. Some alteration and restoration.
Bequest to the National Trust of tapestries, pictures, furniture and objects d'art from Sir Malcolm Stewart in 1960.