Cupboards and cabinets
- OK Avery, I have created a folder and uploaded a few photos for your perusal.
The really Gothic-looking jobs with the overhanging canopy seem to be the
earlier versions. Probably even earlier were simpler types; I think
there's a description of one in a contemporary account of a feast held by
Duke Phillip the Good.
At some point, toward the end of the 15th c. or maybe the beginning of the
16th, that overhanging canopy went out of style and the whole assembly
flip-flopped, putting the cabinet above the open display. This style
remained popular for a while and there are numerous surviving examples. At
about the same time they started enclosing the whole thing with doors,
eliminating the open display altogether.
Hope this helps. It's put me onto yet another category to research... thanks!
Furniture and Accessories
For the Medievalist!