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18th Century Spice Cabinet

18th Century Spice Cabinet

Code: 10957


W: 35.5cm (14")H: 45.5cm (17.9")D: 25.5cm (10")


A beautiful 18th century oak spice cabinet.
A wonderful, unique piece of period oak, originally a kitchen spice cabinet & later used in a country estate office. With the fantastic soft sheen, patina & depth of colour found exclusively in oak furniture with considerable age & the nine drawers with small matching brass handles. The drawer fronts have some delightfully naive handpainted labeling including Horses, Wages, Banking, Letters, Self  & the classic General 'Expences'. A charming piece which is rustic, functional & tells its own story.
Wear commensurate with age, very good overall, displays beautifully. Solid with some sporadic historic woodworm holes to the front panel, chipping around the inner door lock area & a small knock the the rear right hand panel. As with most pieces of considerable age, the cabinet has a few subtle historic additions which are very much part of its past, do not detract & blend effortlessly. Some of the inner drawers (sides, backs & rears) & possibly the upper & lower trim appear to be replacements / additions but have all been done a long time ago. All the main panels, drawer-fronts, door, sides, back, top and base are original though the lock is a vintage addition & the key a working modern replacement.
UK courier service available at £18 tracked & signed for 24 hour delivery.