This is a rather smart mahogany corner cupboard in the style of the early 19th century. It would appear this piece has been constructed in more recent times, at least in part reusing 19th century parts. The doors are clearly old, on close inspection revealing signs of older fittings and with evidently wavy glass. There are also some thick and apparently old veneers used on this piece. It is quite possible that all these parts began life as a part of a larger piece of furniture, which was then recycled with the addition of some new material, perhaps after being damaged, into the corner cupboard that is here today. Whatever its exact origins, this is a smart and well-constructed piece, even if not truly antique.
FurnitureWilliam IV mahogany chiffonier with a single drawer above two doors of Gothic design with pilasters with lotus capitals standing on a plinth base and topped with a pediment back with a shelf. The doors enclose two sliding shelves on the left and a shelf and cellarette drawer on the right. Cedar and pine are used as secondary timbers. c. 1835 H: 138 cm W: 98 cm D: 45 cm
TextilesPOA A flat-woven or kilim rug from the Vermain region, south-east of Tehran, featuring dramatic gul-like designs. c. First half, 20th century 340 cm x 170 cm
FurnitureA large Flemish-style ripple moulded mirror with panels painted in simulation of tortoiseshell, c. late 19th century. The mirror glass is a modern replacement. H: 128 cm, W: 98 cm We currently also have another mirror, very similar in style and size, that could be paired with this one - it can be viewed here.