antique danish cabinet humidor

ANTIQUE DANISH CABINET / HUMIDOR


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A rarity in many aspects , this early 19th century Danish cabinet is a one-of-a-kind piece.
Made from pine and oak between 1820 and 1840, this little treasure was used as a safe keeping place for one of the era's most treasured pleasures, tobacco.
Also known as a humidor, it would have been owned by a wealthy person.
It is well built and heavy, plain yet decorative, the original cream and blue still visible underneath a refreshing coat of Farrow and Ball's Joah's White.
The tea caddy top is representative of it's Biedermeier style and acts as a secret compartment.
The door has hand forged iron hinges and an impressive escutcheon. We believe the lock might have been changed but it is in working condition complete with old key.
The inside of the cabinet is painted with an original dark brick red and holds a small shelf with cut-outs to hold pipes and smoking related tools.
The drawer in the base is oak planked and quite gappy, due to shrinkage.
Chunky oak bun feet complete the picture.
There are signs of wear and age and a light sprinkling of old woodworm holes in the back boards.
Uses for this cabinet are endless, it is chunky, but small enough to act as a bedside table, hall table, drinks cabinet, etc.
Dimensions: 26 3/4" 680mm wide
35 1/2" 900mm high
13 1/2" 350mm deep




This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase.

* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish



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