James I oak livery cupboard
Circa 1603 - 1625
West Country, England
W 50 1/2" × H 47 3/4" × D 17 1/2"
Stock # Marh2266
James I oak carved livery cupboard. The baluster turned cup and cover supports joined by cut out lower stretcher rails, above this the large single drawer with egg and dart decoration. The canted cupboard with a central door with egg and dart carved framing with an applied large double rosette boss. Each side carved with a serpent like S-scroll. The upper section with two drawers of the same design as lower drawer.
Livery - The daily distribution of food and drink to the household, especially intended for the consumption away from the dining table, e.g. at night. Victor Chinnery, Names for Things.