Pair of Ecclesiastical Gothic Carved & Painted Cupboards c.1870.

Remarkable pair of tall late 19th.c. Gothic revival carved and painted cupboards c.1870. Probably originally intended as church vestment closets, they are a true pair, standing 88″ tall, with left and right hand opening cupboard doors over a single drawer and an open niche below. Extraordinary decoration with the doors featuring painted panels of the Virgin Mary and another saintly figure (St Joseph perhaps), over beautifully carved Gothic tracery panels. A carved and gilded pierced gallery surrounds the top of each cupboard whilst the front corners are carved after Gothic columns with pointed finials also gilded. Linen fold carved drawer front and side panels. Note how the carving and mouldings are highlighted with original red, gold and green paintwork. Very heavily constructed in solid oak throughout with large iron handles, hinges and locks. Unfortunately there is some old damage and repainting to the figure panels, most obviously to the face of Mary. Otherwise they are in excellent condition, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops.


Dimensions: width 33″, depth 18½”, height 88″.
Year: c.1870
Price: Reserved
Stock Number: 31009