court cupboards & buffets

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

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". £3850

early 18th century court cupboard

Early 18th century oak court cupboard of rich colour with a scroll work frieze initialled MB and dated 1718. W65.5". D24.5". H61". £2250

robin wheatley antiques

We are available Wednesday to Saturday, between 10am and 5pm, 4 days a week. Although closed on Sunday’s, Mondays and Tuesdays.  It will be possible to arrange viewings outside our normal opening hours, via appointment – please call to discuss. If you prefer you may like to use the contact us page

  • Shop - 01935 815487
  • Mobile - 0737 830 4803
  • Email - robinwheatley@hotmail.co.uk

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.

  • Court Cupboards and press cupboards
  • Buffets