This is a fascinating cupboard. It shows how fine panels of cedar or 'cypress wood' worked with a hot poker in the 17th century on the Azores have been incorporated in an Irish linen press in the 19th century. These were felt worthy of salvage and recognised as items of worth. The cupboard further illustrates an interesting link in trade between these islands and an appreciation of the curious designs and antique nature of the panels by a member of the Yeats family. For similar panels, shown as originally conceived for use as coffers, see those illustrated in Maria Helena Mendes Pinto, Os Móveis e o seu Temp, Lisbon, 1985-1987, pp. 34 & 35, figs. 7 & 8 and which from part of the collection of the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga.