An unusual late 19th Century scumbled pine housekeepers cupboard circa 1880.
This is a very original, interesting and rare piece of furniture. Scumbling is a process which was used in the 18th and 19th Centuries when gentry wanted to make furniture look more expensive. They took a piece of furniture made from pine which was a cheap timber and had a craftsman paint it to look like oak or mahogany. Usually these items were made from the servants quarters... this cupboard is quite elaborate with carved panels and shaped drawer fronts so would have cost money even then. Good scumbled furniture is rare as over the years it has been stripped to be natural pine again... how fashion changes. It is all original and has a couple of handles missing, a couple of knocks here and there but is full of character. Lots of accommodation with drawers and cupboards and glazed doors to the centre.
SOLD IN EXISTING CONDITION
Product Code: ACC 7362/ 400/ RAE