A Good Victorian Painted & Stained Pine Side Cupboard c.1880

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Origin: English
Period: Late Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1880-1900
Width: 38.5 inches
Height: 34.5 inches
Depth: 19 inches

The pine side cupboard, formerly a dresser base, having a pistachio green over rhubarb stained and painted finish and original metal scalloped cup handles, the carcass comprsing of a moulded rectangular top above an arrangement of eight drawers and central cupboard comprising two frieze drawers and central cupboard door flanked by two banks of two short drawers to a plinth base survives from the latter part of the nineteenth century.

The cupboard shows some rather attractive wear and tear with scuffing commensurate with its age, the paintwork more worn in some places than others, though not contrived and of a desirable appearance. The sides and top remain stained, with the front painted. Structurally she is very sound and all her handles are original and the draws all run smooth. There are two grooves to her top where the dresser rack or gallery would have sat in which have been later filled and stained in to match so they are not overtly noticeable.

A very useful, versatile and attractive piece of Victorian period painted furniture.

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