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Item:292775749003Heavy, large Early 1700's dark oak court cupboard/deuddarn. With 2 doors in the top section and 2 doors in the bottom. Both sections come apart, the top section sitting in a recess.The doors, sides and back are panelled. It is constructed with dowel-peg joints throughout.The top right door has an oak slider, with which the left door is released - the cupboard goes the full length of the piece.There is a shelf in the upper cupboard that rests in place a bit crookedly, but is not fixed by any supports.There is a lock on the right hand cupboard, but no key.There is a shelf in the lower cupboard. There are working locks and a key on the lower doors.In mostly original condition - replacement pine baseboards and possibly the oak top-boards also, plus the cornice supports. There is slight movement in the joints of the lower cupboard, but when both sections are together it is more sturdy, and sits solidly and heavily. Old woodworm holes and some further damage to some edges of panelling, support struts and feet. Usual splits, scuffs, stains, scratches, knotholes, etc. The piece came with a hand-written piece of paper, stating that it came out of the Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire in 1604, having belonged to Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (who built the Bridgewater Canal) - the paper goes on to outline its later movement and owners.It is possible that the piece dates back to 1604, but Francis Egerton's dates are from 1736-1803 - make up your own mind. 160cm tall, 173cm long, 61cm deep, and 101cm to top of the lower section. Delivery - Two strong people with a van (Anyvan or Shipley) or we may be able to deliver depending on location. Please ask. Shop open Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm.Condition:In mostly original condition - replacement pine baseboards and possibly top-boards. There is slight movement in the lower cupboard, but when both sections are together it is more sturdy, and sits solidly and heavily. Woodworm holes and some further damage to some edges of panelling, support struts and feet. Usual splits, scuffs, stains, scratches, knotholes, etc., Style:Early Georgian, Product Type:Cabinets, Original/Reproduction:Original, Material:Oak
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Antique 18th C OAK COURT CUPBOARD DEUDDARN from Ashridge Estate panelled pegged