Late 17th Century Dated Welsh Cwpwrdd Tridarn

A collector's piece of museum quality, dated 1693 and initialled OIMI
From a Grade II Listed Manor House in Caernarfonshire, North Wales
A beautiful piece of oak furniture, with a glorious warm golden colour

One of the best examples of the classic Welsh Oak Cwpwrdd Tridarn you will ever see

For a similar model see Welsh Furniture 1250-1950 by Richard Bebb, volume 1, page 328

A very similar model is also shown on page 18 of The Welsh Dresser by T. Alun Davies

Wonderful geometric frieze of bog oak and holly inlay to middle section
Mirrorred with profuse further inlay of bog oak and holly to top and middle

Exceptional detail of inlay and carving to central panel

Pieces of oak furniture were often commissioned as marriage gifts,
with the initials of the couple and year of marriage shown prominently.
Here the initials O and M, and the surname I, of a couple married in 1693

Fielded panels to the cupboard doors either side of the fixed centre panel
Marvelous fine detailed inlay of eight pointed star pattern

Top corner of middle section, showing inlaid geometric frieze
With dental moulding above, and drop turned finial below

80 inches high, 22 inches deep, 58 inches wide

A superb piece, showing the finest of Welsh craftsmanship

Click here to see a later example made by the same cabinet maker
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