A rare and decorative George II mid-18th century Bow Front Hanging Corner Cupboard
A rare and decorative George II mid-18th century Bow Front Hanging Corner Cupboard with a shaped shelf above, in original condition.
It has raised chinoiserie decoration with, most unusually, a pair of beautifully drawn deer in an oriental landscape with a flowering tree and a small house and a pair of birds against a black background.
The old lacquer is now fading and has softened the background colour, adding greenish tints. It has its original shelves , green in colour, and the top one is concave to allow for a bottle. It has four original butterfly hinges, and escutcheon and working key and lock.
Height including shelf: 46.5 inches / 114 cm
Height without shelf 34.75 inches/ 88 inches
Depth of sides 14.5 inches / 37 inches
Depth from back corner to middle of bow 15.5 inches / 39.5 cm