A Decorative Early Victorian Painted Pine Housekeepers Cupboard c.1840

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Origin: English
Period: Early Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1830-50
Width: 41.25 inches
Height: 71.5 inches
Depth: 19.75 inches (all at cornice)

Of relatively small proportions, the dark stain painted pine carcass standing at six feet having the original finish now distressed commensurate with age, with much bitumen, the whole with ripple moulded cornice, side and central pilasters with decorative finials, and two paneled doors showing drop ring handles adorned opening to reveal three shelves above one long drawer, the whole standing on bracket feet, and surviving in original condition from the early Victorian period.

The cupboard shows some rather attractive wear and tear with scuffing commensurate with its age, with a superb crusty surface which is beautifully untouched, with the whole in superbly original order and the drawers run smooth with the carcass structurally sound. The piece has undergone some structural work to ensure it is in fit and useable order with the shelves being later replacements and the feet also being later. The knobs are all original and the cupboard doors have their original working lock and a key is provided.

Originality, texture, colour and character all in spades.

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