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Corner cupboard

Exhibition number: Displays 12

Corner cupboards were normally used to display fine china.

This type of cupboard developed during the 17th century from the use of corner shelves which eventually were cased behind glass. Most were small and fixed high on the wall. The free standing cupboard on top of a cupboard came later. These were used as china cabinets, to display the best ceramics or collections of curiosities. A popular derivative of this was the 'what-not' a type of curved front cupboard, very popular in France, which had three open shelves above.

This corner cupboard, with the semi-circ;ular beading in the glazing is said to be an Aberystwyth design.

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