late c18th george iii period mahogany 'butler's cabinet' or serving buffet

Late C18th George III period mahogany 'butler's cabinet' or serving buffet.


| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

Item Number

ML 1611


Late C18th George III period mahogany 'butler's cabinet' or serving buffet.
A good quality fitted side cabinet of rare form . Purchased from a local 'time capsule' period property where it had stood in the "Butler's Pantry" , a small annex room between the main dining room and the kitchen . Traditionally used by a butler as a serving/preparation area prior to serving wine etc in the dining room .
The cabinet having a most unusual drawer format , 2 short 'cock-beaded' drawers both above and below the panelled cupboard doors .
The interior fitted with 2 removable and adjustable sliding cutlery or silver trays , with 'ladder-racking' sides. Each slide fitted with a recessed brass ring handle .
The 2 sets of drawers each fitted with original turned knob handles .
The upper section with a shelf and three-quarter galleried back , formed from the solid mahogany sides. The whole raised on 4 original elegant turned feet . The door fitted with original working lock and key , the key-hole fitted with a shield-shaped bone escutcheon.
A rare and highly practical piece of dining room or reception room furniture with good storage and functionality.
Excellent original condition , rich colour and patination . The top with minor marks commensurate with age , wear and purpose .
H(full) 49"
H( to top surface) 36"
W 33"
D 16"
England c.1800
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1611


Height = 125 cm (49")
Width = 83 cm (33")
Depth = 41 cm (16")

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