The cupboard is strongly carved, with bog oak and fruitwood inlays in geometric patterns, its style and detailing suggest it was made in East Anglia by a skilled joiner.

The central piece of furniture in the parlour in the 17th century was usually the livery press, used both for storage and as a servery.

Provenance

Private collection


The Geffrye Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London, E2 8EA
020 7739 9893
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Opening times

The museum is now closed to undergo a major, transformational development project. It will reopen in spring 2020.

Throughout closure, the Geffrye's restored almshouse will remain open for tours and a full programme of events will be run in the front gardens.

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