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Cupboard

Cupboard

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1400 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oak and wrought iron

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr W. W. Simpson through The Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    M.170-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, room 113, case WN

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Physical description

Cupboard, oak, with wrought iron hinges and scrollwork.The front of four panels, each decorated with foliated hinge work enriched with stamped ends and square bosses; the two middle panels are hinged as doors, and fitted with twisted ring-handles with cut and embosses escutcheons and plain keyhole plates. At each end is a narrow door with two hinges and ring handle.The framing is moulded with hollow chamfers. The ironwork on the front has evidently been taken off and re-fixed with new nails after scraping and polishing the panels; the cupboard appears to have been reduced in length. The back and the shelves are of relatively recent date, and also the middle foot.

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1400 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Oak and wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 46 in, Length: 69.5 in, Width: 13.8 in

Object history note

From Whalley Vicarage, near Blackburn. Said to have belonged to the last Abbot of Whalley.

Descriptive line

Oak cupboard with wrought iron hinges and scrollwork, English, c. 1400

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

J. Starkie Gardner, 'Ironwork', II, HMSO, 1922, pp. 25-26, fig. 11.

Labels and date

CUPBOARD WITH HINGEWORK
Oak and wrought iron
England; 14th century

Said to have belonged to the last abbot of Whalley, Lancashire. The hingework has evidently been taken off and refixed with new nails after scraping and polishing the panels. The cupboard appears to have been reduced in length. The back, shelves and middle foot are modern replacements.

Museum No. M.170-1917 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron; Oak

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Hammering

Categories

Furniture; Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection code

MET

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