James VI Scottish cupboard

Circa 1570 - 1590
Scotland

W 57 1/4" × H 61 1/2" × D 21"

Stock # Marh2167

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James VI Scottish oak carved cupboard. The upper cupboard with two doors set between carved ionic capitals with a central plumed arch, the doors with cartouche carved panels that slide to reveal the lock set with a fine guilloche carved frame. Set back from this cupboard is a side panel with similar decoration supported by cup and cover gadrooned designs with ionic capitals. The cupboard section beneath this with a single central door decorated with a shield with coat of arms (currently being researched) with two flanking panels with plumed feather decoration being supported by baluster turned columns on a pot board base with a strap work carved rail. The frieze rail at the front is also hinged to reveal a secret compartment. Provenance: Property of Sir Ernest Salter Wills, sold in Sotheby's 1985 sale contents of Littlecote House, Wiltshire, lot 269