cupboards & buffets

Court cupboards buffets & sideboards. Within our collection of antiques, you will unearth many fine examples of Cupboards and buffet's.

18th century press cupboard

18th century oak press cupboard of fine colour and fielded panel decoration. W62". D20". H69". Mid 18thc. £3250
SALE £1800

fruit wood corner cupboard

Early 18th century fruit wood corner cupboard of small proportions. with original brasses. W22". D13". H30". Circa 1740. £900

Elizabethan cup-board

Elizabethan walnut cup-board with well carved cup and cover columns and traces of original red and green polychrome. Circa 1590. £9750

bow front corner cupboard

George III oak and mahogany crossbanded bow fronted hanging corner cupboard with a shelved interior. Circa 1790. £275


Early 18th century Welsh oak deuddarn with bold fielded panels. Circa 1720-40. W58". D24". H69". £1850 SALE £1300


Early 17th century oak court cupboard of good colour, with two small cupboards over a large cupboard with shelf. W60". D21". H59". SOLD

Early 18th century tridarn

Early 18th century oak tridarn of plain form with fielded panelled doors and original butterfly hinges. Circa 1720. W51". D22". H88". SOLD

spice cupboard

Charles II oak spice cupboard with a quatrefoil carved panelled door and nine drawers inside. W25.5". D9.5". H26" Circa 1680. SOLD


Early 18th century oak court cupboard of rich colour with spiral twist columns and a scroll work frieze intialled MB and dated 1718. W65.5". D24.52. H61". SOLD


Early 17th century oak and pine cup-board with boldly turned uprights. W36" D15". H64". Circa 1620-40. SOLD

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Court cupboards buffets & sideboards

Although court cupboards can often be quite large and tall, strangely the name is thought to have come from the French word court (“short”)  … Court cupboards became less fashionable in the last quarter of the 17th century, though they were still made in country districts until the mid-18th century.

Antique Court Cupboards were first seen in the early 16th Century in Tudor homes and great halls. Built in oak and of joined construction court cupboards were often profusely carved and inlaid with floral paterns using coloured woods and bone.Court cupboards may also be known as press cupboards where as the term buffet as it is known today describes a usually three tiered piece of furniture originally thought to have been used to display fine silver, cups and the like… hence the term cupboard deriving…. literally from… cup board.