GEORGE III MAHOGANY HANGING CORNER CUPBOARD, England circa early 19th century
Item # 130001GHP27
A most attractive hanging corner cupboard, it features features thick planed crown molding in the broken-arch crest flanking a single turned finial raised on an integral plinth. The sides of the case bevel to visually soften the edge before touching 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 divided by 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. 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.
It is a fine acquisition for the dining room, where it conveniently stores goods while augmenting the interior with the striking architectural elements of the case.
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 minor abrasions and scratches as expected. Finial is replaced. No key, lock untested. Holes in the backboards from mounting case to the wall. Second shelf from the top inside is missing the upholstered backing.