3. Swedish Wall Cupboard

Painted 'Kurbits' carved seventeenth century style Swedish Scandinavian wall cupboard skap, furniture

An C18th style Swedish style corner wall cupboard with a typically ornate carved acanthus cornice. The cornice is painted in a typical striated fashion with bands of colour. The door panel is painted with a copy of an C18th 'Kurbits' design. A piece like this is really to use as a piece of wall art.

'Kurbits' were great folk art; the painters painted scenes from the bible, but with all the main characters in C18th attire and set in C18th landscapes. Another typical feature was their use of vibrant & fantastical plant and flower designs sprouting up all over the pictures.

These cupboards often used pintle hinges, a surface mounted lift off hinge type. Size 72cm x 46cm x 24cm. Though shown as a corner cupboard, it could easily be a standard wall cupboard. Or without the dodor it becomes a lovely display shelf unit. Made to order.



Scandinavian painted carved wall cupboard furniture
Painted 'Kurbits' carved seventeenth century style Swedish Scandinavian wall cupboard skap, furniture Painted 'Kurbits' carved seventeenth century style Swedish Scandinavian wall cupboard skap, furniture
Painted 'Kurbits' carved seventeenth century style Swedish Scandinavian wall cupboard skap, furniture Painted 'Kurbits' carved seventeenth century style Swedish Scandinavian wall cupboard skap, furniture

The interior has been painted in a typical C18th Swedish style. The wood was given a wash coat of paint, allowing the grain to show through. Then a simple wavy diagonal pattern was painted over the surface.

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