Antique English 18th Century Georgian Oak Hanging Livery Press Housekeepers Cupboard Wardrobe (Circa 1750)


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Object Description

This is a superb quality antique George II English solid oak housekeeper’s cupboard, suitable either as a bedroom wardrobe or hallway cupboard, for hanging jackets and coats, circa 1750, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Housekeepers Cupboard / Wardrobe
• Provenance: England, UK
• Circa: 1750
• Period: George II
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Solid boarded top
• Protruding canopy
• Arcadian fielded door panels
• Original brass swan neck handles, round knobs and escutcheons
• Original block feet
• Joined peg construction
• Hanging rail
• 14 wooden hooks to interior
• Oak lined drawers
• Dismantles into two sections
• Sought after size
• Superb colour and patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a superb quality antique George II English solid oak housekeeper’s cupboard, suitable either as a bedroom wardrobe or hallway cupboard, for hanging jackets and coats, circa 1750, in excellent original condition. The cupboard boasts an elegant protruding canopy above a solid boarded top. The cupboard is divided into two sections; the top section comprises a cupboard with two lovely arcadian fielded panel doors; the interior furnished with a later hanging rail and 14 original oak wooden hanging hooks. The left-hand door to the cupboard retains its original rotating block (to secure the door closed). Both doors also retain their original brass knobs and keyhole escutcheons. The bottom section of the cupboard features a bank of three faux drawers above three working drawers. The drawers are constructed with butt joints and are oak lined. They also feature moulded fronts and retain their original brass swan neck handles. The cupboard stands on the original block feet. The cupboard has good proportions, which makes it a sought-after size; it was designed to fit into farmhouses with low ceilings. The cupboard dismantles into two sections for easy transport and access into the house.

The cupboard boasts a warm rich colour. As it displays the original polish it has a fantastic patination; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received.

This item would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the kitchen, living room or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 185.7cm or 73⅛” or 6ft 1⅛”
Height (top) = 113.1cm or 44⅝” or 3ft 8⅝”
Width (top) = 136.2cm or 53⅝” or 4ft 5⅝”
Depth (top) = 53.4cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
Height (base) = 74.9cm or 29½” or 2ft 5½”
Width (base) = 130.7cm or 51½” or 4ft 3½”
Depth (base) = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This Georgian hanging cupboard item is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. All doors and hinges are in good working order; they close comfortably. The doors retain the original brass knobs and escutcheons. The drawers run smoothly, close flush to the frame and retain their original brass swan neck handles. The block feet and backboards are also original. The cupboard has been fitted with a later wooden hanging rail, in order to hold coat hangers, in order to be used as a wardrobe (the hanging rail can be removed if requested). The cupboard boasts its original polish and patination, therefore displaying a stunning colour. The item is solid in joint and stands firm on the ground (it does not wobble).

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