A rare English oak boarded mural spice cupboard
A rare English oak boarded mural spice cupboard

A rare English oak boarded mural spice cupboard

1600 to 1700 England

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A rare English oak boarded mural spice cupboard
Mid 17th CENTURY

Size: Height 45cm depth 24cm width 24cm

Provenance: Ex John Farndon Collection



This outstanding period example of English vernacular pal was


illustrated by Victor Chinnery in his definitive work 'Oak Furniture:


The British Tradition' published in 1979.



These small cupboards were used for the dry storage of salt and spices;


both regarded as essential ingredients in 17th century cuisine. They


were often hung on the wall near or in the kitchen fireplace in order


to keep the contents safe from damp and mildew. This one still retains


its original iron hangers.



To quote Chinnery 'This little chest must be one of the 'prettiest'


pieces of oak furniture in existence' (pg331 fig 3:295).



The colour and condition of this Circa 1650 spice cupboard is


exceptional and this combined with its delicate pierced floral


decoration and diminutive size make it into a highly desirable work of


English art.
























Dimensions
Height 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Width 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Depth 45.00 cm (17.72 inches)
Medium
Oak
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