An exquisite 18th century oak spice cabinet, enclosed by a shaped and fielded panelled door, the interior fitted with an arrangement of ten graduated drawers surrounding an alcove, raised on a short shaped plinth with turned feet. Lock, key and hinges, all look to be original.The door has been made from quarter-sawn oak which gives it the wonderful light flecking within the grain, It has a decorative brass escutcheon and when opened, the drawers are revealed, each having a small brass knob. The central alcove would have been used to house a pestle and mortar. The cornice around the top, complements the shaped plinth which forms the base which and sits on its four turned feet, with a central turned finial at the front. It has two brass brackets which are for fixing it to the wall if so desired. The feet have been made in such a way as to look merely decorative, as opposed to looking like feet, when presented in this way.It has been carefully cleaned, re-waxed and polished, and in in very good antique condition throughout, with a terrific patina. A nicely proportioned and aesthetically pleasing antique (in my humble opinion)!Measurements: 49 cm wide, 20 cm deep and 62 cm high.
An 18th Century Oak Spice Cabinet with Key, circa 1780
Cleaned and restored to a high standard. All you need to do is wipe over with a soft cloth from time to time. You can occasionally use a spray furniture polish that contains bees wax, which will maintain its satin sheen. Please don’t use a silicone spray as this could be detrimental to the waxed surface.