Victorian Ship's Buffet Cabinet, HMS Espiegle Nautical Cupboard, English c.1880

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Style Victorian
Room Living Room
Period 19th Century
Item type Antiques & Vintage
Product Code ‌12.1534

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This is a Victorian ship's buffet cabinet from HMS Espiegle. A nautical cupboard, English dating to c.1880 originally gracing the Captain's cabin. (Please see further notes as to the provenance at the foot of the description.) A fine cabinet constructed in generous, stout stocks of top quality mahoganyGood consistent colour, grain interest and a desirable aged patinaThe rear of the cabinet displaying hand hewn fitting marksRaised on a continuous plinth base with rounded corners, inset with carved delineation to the stilesA pair of dome top, field panel doors close with an integral dust stripInside left, a pair of deep wine & sprit drawers dressed with flush brass, campaign handlesInside right a single shelf divides the space in two, a deep lip at the front to stop items falling forward at seaAbove, two drawers feature pairs of quality, floral pressed, brass pullsBrass keyhole liners front the Whitaker of Wolverhampton locks, each stamped with the Admiralty broad arrow.The top displaying well with rounded edge detailA super cabinet steeped in history. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

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