A joined oak press cupboard, Trough of Bowland, North Lancashire, circa 1670. The upper section with a pair of cupboard doors flanking a central panel with an overhanging cornice with turned drop pendant finials, the lower section with a pair of panelled cupboard doors, carved throughout with floral and scroll low relief carved detail.
This distinctive flat and finely curled carving is attributed to the Trough of Bowland in North Lancashire. A cupboard with similar carving and dated 1658 is illustrated in Victor Chinnery Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Woodbridge 1979, page 486, fig 4.167. Another similar example sold Christies 26.02.13 lot 2013 dated 1673. (James Weedon, July 2019)
Gifted to the National Trust by Field Marshal Sir Archibald and Lady Montgomery Massingberd in 1944.
Chinnery 1979, Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture: The British Tradition (ACC revised 2016), figs.4:167-8