cupboards & buffets

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

Oak court cupboard

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". £2250 - ON HOLD

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 deudarn with bold fielded panels. Circa 1720-40. W58". D24". H69". £2850


Early 17th century oak court cupboard of good colour, with two small cupboards over a large cupboard with shelf. W60". D21". H59". £2250

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

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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.

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