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George III Elm Two Part Corner Cupboard c. 1780

A most attractive two part Georgian corner cabinet
Dated
c. 1780
Dimensions
83 inches high
40.5 inches wide (max at front)
Upper case is 53.5 inches high
Depth from back corner measured along the side to front is 28.5 inches
Depth from back corner to centre of front is 18.5 inches
Full Description
With a beautiful colour, a most attractive two part Georgian corner cabinet in solid elm with lovely reeding detail to the flanks, double fielded panel doors to upper and lower case, and an attractive over-sailing cornice. Original shaped shelving to the upper case, locks to both sets of doors with a working key. The upper case (2/3rds of the cupboard) lifts off the base cupboard for transport. Of impressive proportions and dating from c. 1780

Elm is not often seen and this is a provincial example of elegance and refinement. A great deal of skill, thought and care has gone into the making and the detailing. The elm has wonderful dark flashes and swirls to the grain and it has developed a warm colour and good patina over the last two hundred and forty years of use, wax and care.

The backboards are original to the upper case - thickly hewn boards fixed with hand forged iron nails. To the lower case these boards have been replaced - it is typical of damp floors and walls in the houses of that period to have rotted the lower boards and someone has replaced these in more recent years - a sympathetic and structurally solid piece of restoration and as a result the cupboard sits down very well, is level and strong. It retains its original escutcheons and lovely heavy solid brass Georgian H hinges other than two on the left bottom door which have been replaced as shown in our photos.

A very handsome Georgian corner cupboard in rarely seen elm and a practical and usable antique offering lots of storage space. This will light up any room with its beautiful colour and is sold here at a low price to reflect the alterations as described.