This quirky, decorative wall cabinet was handmade following the Eastlake influence during the 1890 to 1910 era. It has a naive charm, certainly not being made by a master craftsman but it is strong and substantial being hand made from good oak. We feel this was most likely made a good amateur as a pipe or smoker's cabinet for storing humidor, pipes and tobacco. However, we now see it as a handy storage cupboard for just about anything. It is easy to envisage it as an ornate cupboard for storing your dog's essentials; lead, collar, etc......
The centerpiece displays an arts and crafts style copper plaque featuring a charming repoussé work portrait of an English bull dog. The copper plaque is signed by the artist ‘Regina H??? to the bottom left corner. We are not sure if the copper plaque is original to this Edwardian cabinet but it certainly works. The cabinet lock is full working and complete with its key, the interior of the cabinet features two pull out drawers and a shelf. This cabinet has the flexibility of being is free standing with its four feet or wall hanging with its metal suspension brackets.
Measuring: Height 19.75 inch (50.5 cm) by width 11.5 inch (29.5 cm). Depth 6.5 inch (16.5 cm).
Condition: This rustic cabinet has a few minor repairs. The central finial is a replacement; there are a few old red paint marks to the interior and some minor dark staining to the wood. There is an old water stain to the face of one of the drawers. A strip of beading missing to the reverse of the back panel.
This is a quirky, handmade, one off item that has a variety of uses. It is the perfect item for anyone who loves dogs or has a passion for all things arts and crafts or Eastlake influenced.
Shipping: This 3.8 KG cabinet will ship for FREE to mainland USA and mainland EU via DHL Express Courier. Please note that we are not responsible for any import fees, duties or charges that may be incurred.