Learn about Food Cupboard

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.
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A red painted food hutch, Australian, 19th century. 100 cm high, 71 cm wide 40 cm deep

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

Early South Australian red gum and baltic pine Germanic food cabinet

A late Georgian English food Safe with two cupboard doors and domed lid. The wooden frame with worn patina and wire mesh. Height 116 cm. Width 76 cm. Depth 55 cm

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

A large painted pine food cupboard, Australian, 19th century

A rare huon pine food hutch, Tasmanian, 19th century with double wired door and brass keyhole. This pine food hutch came from Lauderdale cottage, new Town, Hobart.

A Continental oak food cupboard with, panelled door, 18th century, pegged mortise construction, with original wrought iron lock, key and hinges. Height 126 cm

Colonial cedar food cabinet 19th century paint finish with glass Knobs to drawers and doors

A George III 18th century oak food cupboard with moulded cornice a pair of doors each with upright pierced splats and panel below on a stand with four bulbous legs United with stretchers

A very good Australian pine double. Height food hutch 19th century. 94 x 78 x 183 cm

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