GEORGE III MAHOGANY HANGING CORNER CUPBOARD, England c. 1800
Item # 130001GHP27
A finely crafted piece, this George III period corner cupboard features features thick planed and carved crown molding in the broken-arch crest flanking a single turned finial raised on an integral plinth. The sides of the case bevel to soften the edge before joining the wall. The doors are constructed using a through-tenon mortised frame with grooves cut to receive the recessed panels, each with shapely scalloped crests and edged by quarter round molding, both functioning smoothly on original brass hinges. Inside of the doors, the original hardware remains untouched, the hand forged iron latch on the left door locking the panel in place, the original steel lock on the right door still in place. The interior is four shelves, all but the second-to-top shelf backed by a silk upholstery.
The back of the case is a nut brown oxidized oak cut thinly and joined with dovetail construction along the top and bottom. Over the years, this has placed some strain on the back-most corners, as the oak is not thick enough to create an indestructible joint, resulting in some light cracking and looseness where the two boards come together. The cabinet is meant to be mounted using screws through the backboards, coupled with the original hanging tabs at the top of the cabinet on both sides.
This is a simply gorgeous period corner cabinet that can pull together any formal and classically oriented part of your home.
Measurements: 27 1/2" wide corner to corner (measured at the top); 18" deep (not including trim at the top - top depth is 19 1/8" including trim); 47 7/8" high including finial.
Condition Report: Old refinish with deep well preserved color and age appropriate wear (dings, abrasions, scratches as expected). Finial is replaced. All hardware is original (hinges, latch, lock, escutcheons, hanging hooks and most screws) - no key is available and lock is untested. Some looseness to the dovetailed corner joint at the back of the case - not currently a concern, but over time this may need to be braced. Holes in the backboards from mounting case to the wall. Second shelf from the top inside is missing the upholstered backing. Please review all images for a full overview of condition prior to purchasing.