Elizabethan Mural Wall / Glass Cupboard

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Object Description

Rare Small Late Elizabethan Painted Pine, Oak, Parquetry and Penwork Decorated Mural / Glass Cupboard,
English, circa 1580 – 1600.

Featuring black and coloured paint and pen-work decoration simulating floral inlays on the upper friezes, divided by Lion and Green Man corbel masks, the cabinet doors with fruitwood spindles and parquetry inlay above arcades with renaissance Swan at the Watergate designs to the panels.

Object History

Collection of Harold Clifford Smith.

Keeper at the V&A museum, historian, writer and author of antiquarian books, specifically furniture.

With old label to the reverse

Object Condition

In very good condition, the painted & pen-work decoration being original and surviving in a substantial amount. With original interior shelf and internal door hasp. Of excellent rich colour and surface patination.

The majority of the Cabinet is in Pine, of a more resinous type akin to Pitch Pine, with only some mouldings and the Parquetry inlaid door frames in Oak.

Elizabethan & Jacobean Glass shelves and cabinets are scarse. Being made of a resinous Pine it will have helped the cabinets resistance to pestilence and rot, thus aiding it’s survival.

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