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CORNER CUPBOARD 3, about 1890

Corner cupboard

This cupboard was in the Jones family for many years. It was used for keeping the best tea sets but gradually other items were added, including mementos from holidays and presents from friends and relatives. As in many homes, the china was used to hold small, precious or unusual objects. In one of the teapots we found three sets of false teeth and an eye patch.

William Jones was a carpenter and he made some of the furniture in the family home. He and his son, David John Jones (Jack), made fretwork ornaments including the clock case and pipe racks on display.

Bequeathed by Miss MM Jones, Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion in memory of her parents, Mr and Mrs William Jones, Glanrhydd, Devil's Bridge.

Amongst the trinkets are presents from Aberystwyth, Aberayron, Swansea, Llandudno and Barry Island in Wales and London, Liverpool, Cheddar Caves, Yorkshire, Mont St Michel, Holland, Luzern and Canada.

There are also two cups won by William Jones for clay pigeon shooting and his father's snuff box.