circa 1620 - 1640
Oak, holly, stained wood, iron, brass
171 x 144 x 58.5 cm
Place of origin
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Bateman's, East Sussex
An oak and inlaid court cupboard, English, early to mid-17th century. Fitted with a moulded cornice above channel-moulded friezes and raised on slender baluster- and ring-turned supports flanking a pair of panelled cupboard doors and a fixed central panel, all deeply recessed, inlaid with marquetry flowers in holly and stained and ebonised wood, and within egg- and dart-carved mouldings. The cupboard below with moulded rails and a pair of cupboard doors, each topped by a nulled panel, with two plain panels below and enclosing a shelf. Panelled ends. Later brass hinges. Iron escutcheons to upper cupboard.
Bearing a label for Harrods Ltd. (delivery?, purchase?, storage?) dated 26 June 1906. Listed in the Dining Room in the Inventory taken at Bateman's in 1939. Bequeathed by Caroline Starr Balestier, Mrs Rudyard Kipling (1862-1939) with Bateman’s and its contents.
Marks and inscriptions
Underside of shelf in lower cupboard: [part-printed, part-handwritten in pencil] HARRODS LTD. Brompton Road, LONDON SW D 9115/ (?) 1083 Folio 279 Date 26.9.06 Paid or Not If 'not' Amount 1.3.6