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

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



Item Ref

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 .
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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 .
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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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