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Little Walsingham
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Petite 18th Century English Antique Oak Spice Cupboard with Bold Dentil Cornice, Circa 1770

  • Reference : 3095
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Height 13 1/2" x Max Width 11 1/2" x Depth 6 3/4"
  • Price : £995


A lovely English antique oak and pine spice cupboard.

George III period, circa 1770 or earlier.

This small cupboard has a number of desirable and unusual features:  

- Bold dentil cornice with unusual diagonal slanted "teeth".

- Double reeded moulding around the edge of the door. This is a typically late 17th or early 18th century feature.

- Nice early form butterfly type brass hinges

- Small, neat dimensions. Good proportions with a bold cornice.

This is very much a country piece and is constructed out of oak and pine. One side board is of stained pine, the other is of oak. The base board is stained pine.

The interior is stained pine and the drawers are of crude construction. The black stain appears to be of a later date.

The butterfly hinges and the double reeded moulding would have been distinctly old-fashioned by 1770, but the cornice has a mid 18th century feel to it and I have dated it conservatively to 1770 on the basis that it is a provincial piece.


As per photographs, but please note in particular:

Replaced modern lock (no key);

Loss to left hand corner of cornice;

Possible old repair to door; and

Old marks and scratches commensurate with age.

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