This chest is constructed primarily of pine, but the recessed front panels appear to be cherry burl. A beautiful, rich patina is what draws the eye to this chest; the warm hue of the brass trim and hardware only enhances this effect.
Korean Double Chest
England. Circa 1870.
This two door, two drawer wardrobe in finely grained mahogany is just the right size for that guest room with no closet. Not too big so as to take up too much space, but large enough to hold a season's worth of outfits, It's a handsomely functional piece of furniture that might be just the right fit.
Small Mahogany Wardrobe
France. early 20th century.
Somewhere along its journey, this French Cherry armoire was converted into a corner cupboard. And its no wonder it was repurposed rather than destroyed; the asymmetric doors have exquisite foliate relief carving and the raised panels are outlined in a lacy carving as well. Inside, we find nicely spaced shelves--two in the upper section and a single shelf down below.
French Cherry Corner Cupboard
Germany. Circa 820.
German oak kas with bracket top, raised panel doors, chamfered and fluted corners, two drawers, block feet. Compass inlay on frieze and doors. The doors secure with a single lock, but the drawers have no lock, per se; however, a peg through the floor of the cupboard secures the right-hand drawer and is a possible later attempt at security. Two interior shelves.
German Oak Kas
France. Circa 1840
This pine buffet a deux corps with glass doors features deeply carved scrollwork on the crown, doors and feet. Nicely rounded corners, shaped panel doors and recessed panel sides combine to complete the elegant appearance of this country formal cupboard.
Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
England. Circa 1840.
English, elm corner cupboard with ebonized recessed panel frames, single drawer, plinth base. The upper section features two shaped front shelves while the lower section makes due with a single flat front shelf. Overall, a nice, "country elegant" look with chamfered sides and a plinth base.
Elm Corner Cupboard
England. Circa 1870.
English cabinetmakers worked extensively with pine and this corner cupboard is a fine example of the kind of the excellence of their craft. Its arched barrel back and raised panel doors give it a certain formal appearance, transcending the medium in which it was created. Deeply scalloped shelves also contribute to the formal lines of this cupboard, which has chamfered sides and sits on a molded plinth base.
English Pine Corner Cupboard
France. Circa 1850.
Stained pine wedding buffet a` deux corps with floral carving. The flower baskets carved into the frieze and grape vines on the doors indicate that this was indeed a gift to the young couple wishing them much prosperity and happiness.
Recessed panel sides, shaped panel doors and curvilinear feet complete the look of this piece.
French Wedding Buffet a Deux Corps
Holland. Circa 1833.
A charming, painted pine kaas with single door having recessed panel doors painted with floral bouquets. Chamfered corners continue the floral motif on faux grain-painted background. Original paint. (Date painted on door.)
Dutch Painted Kas
Wales. Circa 1790.
This is a beautifully executed example of a traditional oak Carmarthen cupboard. Two wide, double panel doors dominate the top section while two large drawers in the base flank a pair of smaller drawers. The case itself is supported by tall, shaped bracket feet. What sets this fine cupboard apart from other variations is the delicate string inlay that runs through the frieze. It is a bit of refinement on a well-proportioned oak cupboard.