An extremely rare Early 16th Century Oak court cupboard dating from c 1520. The planked top with cleated ends above a central panel flanked by a pair of doors, all displaying exceptional tracery carving of floral type depicting carnations, Tulip and Tudor rose and flanked by gothic carved steeples above a pair of Tudor rose carved side hung drawers. The cupboard doors with pierced iron surround backed with burgundy fabric and with similarly pierced iron fabric backed locks and iron pin hinges, the drawers with split pin iron handles, all iron appears to be original. Below, an open pot board cupboard with carved linen fold panelled back and planked base and with flanking carved gothic steeple supports. The cupboard sides of panelled linen fold form. The cupboard style is heavily influenced by French designs of the period but the linen fold panelling together with the Tracery carving ( typical of the early 16th Century) incorporating the Tudor rose strongly suggests that this cupboard is English with French design influence, an influence not uncommon in this period for items of this quality. The cupboard is in good condition and displays the signs of restorations carried out at various points during its 500 year journey through history. Beautiful colour and patina. A very rare and valuable object. 17500

Dimensions:132 cm wide, 54 cm deep, 143 cm high