James I oak mural cupboard

Circa 1610
West Country

W 38 3/4" × H 35 1/4" × D 12 1/2"

Stock # Marh2509

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James I mural livery cupboard, with parquetry inlay, having a pair of cupboard doors, each with turned spindles over a scroll fretted panel, a small cupboard below enclosed by boarded door with applied gadrooned-carved frame, a further panel either side, flanked by carved male and female figures, each side carved with a single stiff-leaf within an arch. (later dated inside 1642 with initials B T E) Provenance: Private collection, Canada. Illustrated: Living with Early Oak. John Fiske and Lisa Freeman Figure 4.21 page 83. And again illustrated: When oak was new. John Fiske and Lisa Freeman page 119.

A mural cupboard owned by Marhamchurch Antiques, made in the same workshop as this current example sold in Bonhams London, 24th Feb 2016, lot 403 for £25,000 (last image shown here)