Also known as a meat or food safe, and regarded as a uniquely Australian contribution to the world's heritage of furniture design. The cabinet, usually with panelled doors and , and zinc or tin sides, pierced or punched into decorative designs and patterns, is raised on legs, generally turned but sometimes square. One style, usually of cedar, is about the proportions of chiffonier, and has a shaped chiffonier back, usually decorated with applied machine-made carving, with the cupboards below. The other type is in the form of a narrow two door cabinet, made from cedar or kauri pine.
Early 19th century oak Trident food cupboard, the four doors carved with religious figures flanking a central fretwork geometric panel. Geometric panels to the sides over an open platform base. Height 171 cm. Width 134 cm. Provenance: Gerhard Friese Estate
A Paramount food warming cabinet 'Magic Maid de-luxe', Australia, circa 1960, 91 cm high, 73 cm wide, or with table up 101 cm high, 45 cm deep. Provenance: a gift of Sir Frank Packer to Anthony Larkins Q.C for his chambers
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