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Lot 13


basically late 16th century, the rectangular top with a dentil moulding below and two drawers with lunette-carved fronts flanked by foliate corbels, the door with a recessed panel carved with a stylised flowerhead enclosed by a scalework border and the canted side panels carved with stylised serpents within conforming borders, the gadrooned supports with carved lower elements, the base with a long lunette-carved frieze drawer over an “egg and dart” moulded frieze,

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Estimate: £5,000 - £10,000
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

the base with conforming “cup and cover” supports and a platform incorporating a fret-carved apron and square tapering block feet, 130cm high x 122cm wide x 44.5cm deep

Provenance: Recorded in a painting of the Great Hall at Sandford Orcas in 1880, at that time with a shaped panel top. Almost certainly a Victorian “improvement” since removed. According to family records an almost identical court cupboard appeared at auction in 1980 where it was described as having originated from the Salisbury area.

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In historic country house condition with losses and wear consistent with age. Some elements replaced, some of the dentilling around top missing and similarly around the central panel of the door. Evidence of old repairs and splicing. The lower shelf probably a replacement. The top repolished and also possibly replaced.

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