Early Victorian housekeeper's cupboard


circa 1850

United Kingdom

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This tall, imposing cupboard has shelving with glazed pair of doors above over drawers below. It’s a rare find, because it is in the original finish – very worn and crackled now, which gives it immense character – and also has the original glass in the doors to the upper section. We’ve included a detail image of the glass to try to show the textured, ripple effect of the old glass. The lower section consists of two short drawers over two long, sitting on sturdy bun feet, with curved corners to the frame and corresponding curved corners to the breakfront section, which complement the curved tops to the glass doors above. The drawers have the original brass escutcheons (no keys though) and white porcelain handles, some of which have slight chips. The shelved interior of the glazed section has been repainted in an off-white, which provides a good contrast with the worn plum colour of the original finish on the exterior.


  • H: 192cm (75.59in)
  • W: 117cm (46.06in)
  • D: 50cm (19.69in)


circa 1850

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Mole Vintage is run by husband and wife, Kevin and Sara Moore and grew out of our shared enthusiasm for sourcing unusual and characterful vintage items.  We are not especially interested in (or expert about) high-end antiques, or followers of current trends, nor bound by a particular period, but we are drawn to pieces which have a strong presence.  Either because of their inherent quality and design, or because they are something unique or eye-catching. 

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