A very desirable piece of furniture in an era where most could own little. The robust characteristics of this period announce attention to beauty as well as function in design. 17th century English Baroque furniture was largely in oak, that, while long lasting, was very hard and coarse grained, making carving more difficult. The court cupboard that we have acquired shows the work of a talented carver who drew on favorite themes of the period including tendrils, strap-work, birds, heavy turned columns, and leafage. All is preserved here in a remarkable old patina. There is nothing quite like these layered old finishes in warmth and depth.
For your setting, the strength, beauty, and power of the design could be the focus of a beautiful major wall when flanked with period chairs and flanked by mirrors or art. Storage and utility are also part of the design, having cupboard doors and shelves within. To the right, a detail of the 17th century court cupboard central panel. Old restoration as expected in a piece of this age. H. 61″, w. 56″, d. 21.5″. $2800.