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Yeats: The Family Collection

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Azores and Ireland
THE YEATS ANTIQUARIAN PRESS CUPBOARD
the interior with pull-out linen trays
pokerwork, cedar
200 by 120 by 52cm., 78¾ by 47 by 20½in.
17th century and later
The panels from an early 17th century coffer and then re-used circa 1830 to create this press cupboard.
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Catalogue Note

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.

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London