Truly Wonderful Little 1920s Oak Drinks Cabinet
All jolly spiffing and more than a whiff of Jeeves and Worcester to this splendid little drinks cabinet surviving from around the early part of the 20th Century. We would assume a wonderful one off, British and sitting in preferred oak.
Not difficult to love this little number – firstly it’s compact and able to fit into most homes, a worthy consideration. Working from the bottom up: the cabinet sits on 4 slender legs which are elegantly shaped. The cupboard has two shelves inside which are removable if you wish. The top is where the action really starts...A little slide out oak tray helps with the serving of your favourite tipple and is also a handy place for the silver plate tray which slots nicely into the rear when not in use. Lifting the lid and parting the front doors midway reveals a pair of cut glass decanters, a space for a bottle, mirror backed little shelves for glasses and 2 little drawers. Finally the mirror backed lid when open adds to the theatre. What a clever piece of craftsmanship...
Workshop report – The cabinet sits firm with no wobbles – it’s been carefully used so no nasty marks, repairs or scratches. The lower cabinet door shuts fine and the two shelves inside fit well. We do have a ring mark on the bottom of the inside – not a game changer. The two decanters are a pair with one having a nibble to the inside of the stopper. The little drawers have the original brass tarnished handles and are sitting fine. The mirrors are crack free with gentle aging to the edges.
Without doubt a rare little piece of British furniture.
Dimensions - Overall when Closed: Height 107cm x Width 42cm x Depth 30cm
Dimensions - Overall when Open: Height 123cm x Width 77cm
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