Antique Welsh 18th Century Georgian Oak Livery Press Housekeepers Cupboard (Circa 1780)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique Welsh George III solid oak housekeeper’s cupboard, suitable for use in either the kitchen or hallway, with narrow proportions, circa 1780 – 1800, in excellent condition.

• Item: Housekeepers Cupboard
• Provenance: Denbighshire, North Wales, UK
• Circa: 1780 – 1800
• Period: George III
• Wood: Oak
• Protruding canopy
• Two Arcadian fielded doors (top section)
• Inset boarded door panels (bottom section)
• Original oak door knobs
• Later iron drop handles
• Two pine lined hand-dovetailed drawers
• Original working locks & keys
• Original bracket feet
• Joined peg construction
• Internal shelves
• Dismantles into two sections
• Sought after narrow size
• Superb original colour and patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a fine quality antique Welsh George III solid oak housekeeper’s cupboard, suitable for use in either the kitchen or hallway, with narrow proportions, circa 1780 – 1800, in excellent condition, which we believe to originate from Denbighshire, North Wales. 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 an internal central shelf. The left-hand door to the top cupboard retains its original rotating block (to secure the door closed) and the right-hand door retains its original work steel lever lock (with working key). Both top doors retain the original oak knobs. The bottom section incorporates two drawers within a cock-beaded opening. The drawers are constructed with dovetailed joints and are pine lined and feature later, possibly Victorian iron drop handles. The cupboard stands on their original bracket feet. The cupboard has good proportions, which makes it a sought-after size; it was designed to fit into small houses with low ceilings. The cupboard dismantles into two sections for easy transport and access into the house.

The housekeeper’s cupboard boasts a warm rich colour having been cleaned and wax polished in our workshop. 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 = 175.9cm or 69¼” or 5ft 9¼”
Top Height = 74cm or 29⅛” or 2ft 5⅛”
Top Width = 97.6cm or 38½” or 3ft 2½”
Top Depth = 41cm or 16⅛” or 1ft 4⅛”
Base Height = 102.9cm or 40½” or 3ft 4½”
Base Width = 92.4cm or 36⅜” or 3fft 0⅜”
Base Depth = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Top internal Width = 87.5cm or 34½” or 2ft 10½”
Top internal Depth = 33cm or 13” or 1ft 1”
Base internal Width = 88cm or 34⅝” or 2ft 10⅝”
Base internal Depth = 42.9cm or 16⅞” or 1t 4⅞”

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 is a fine quality antique Welsh George III solid oak housekeeper’s cupboard, suitable for use in either the kitchen or hallway, with narrow proportions, circa 1780 – 1800, in excellent 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 oak knobs and drawers feature later iron drop handles, possibly Victorian in age. The drawers run smoothly, close flush to the frame and retain their original linings. The bracket feet and backboards are also original. The cupboard boasts its original polish and patination and has been cleaned and wax-polished in our workshop, therefore it boasts a stunning colour and patination. The item is solid in joint and stands firm on the ground (it does not wobble).

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