Antique Northern French probably oak buffet cupboard on cupboard dresser with glass fronted top doors, pegged joints and huge ornate metal hinges.
This item is probably originally Eighteenth Century. Most of it is most likely to be oak panels jointed together with pegs, there have been later repairs and replacement timbers to the arch top panel, base of the bottom cupboard, and shelves.
There are no keys but the long ornate metal escutcheons are still in situ.
As this item is made from ancient rough hewn timbers there is some movement between the panels, French furniture is not glued together but slotted into grooves and pegged. Over time there is usually a shift in the pieces so there is play in the structure. Once in situ the pieces can be glued or tightened and repegged if required.
I think the glass is a later addition as the doors would probably have been oak panels originally, the beading is more recent but the glass does seem to have some age. If you prefer an open dresser the doors can simply be lifted from the hinges and removed.
The two cupboards separate into two for transport and the doors lift off the hinges.
Size approx base W51 1/2 inches, base H39 1/2 inches, base D26 inches, top W46 inches, top H52 1/2 inches to top of architrave, top D17 inches.
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