Livery cupboard by Unknown Artist

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.

Details

Medium:
Oak inlaid with fruitwood
Dimensions:
119.5 x 152 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,750 ( Total: £11,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Cheriton Antiques

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

Venue details

The Geffrye Museum of the Home 136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London London E2 8EA 020 7739 9893 www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

Entry details

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