An early George I oak table top spice cupboard, circa 1715
A solid topped oak spice cupboard with a fruitwood inlaid cupboard door enclosing eight small drawers, set on bracket feet.
Lockable and portable small cupboards such as these were intended to store precious spices like nutmeg and cinnamon which were among the most precious possessions of a Georgian household. They would be brought out only for visitors and special occasions. Intended for prominent display, when in use they would sit on the table or sideboard.
Measures: 41cm wide x 24cm deep x 43cm high, (16in wide x 9in deep x 16 1/2in high).