Measuring approximately 54" x  61" x 20 1/2" (width, height, depth)

A rare, one piece cupboard with good colour and patination attributed to the Lancashire region, c.1680. (ex Michael Goldstone, Bakewell)

The press cupboard, often to be found in country residences and farmsteads from the mid 17th century onwards evolved from the court cupboard or 'short cup-board.' ('court' being the Norman word for 'short')  The press cupboard, sometimes also known as a standing livery cupboard, usually being of larger proportion and incorporating enclosed shelving used to store and distribute food and drink ('livery').