Posted 10 years ago
I was at the right place at the right time when it came to this Gothic Church Cabinet. I obtained it in the early 70's and have use it for a bed room storage cabinet for the last 15 years. I believe the cabinet is made of Walnut or Oak. The carving is quite good and the cabinet is in very good over all shape. The Cabinet is about 4.6 feet tall and the cabinet area is 18 inches deep and 30 inches wide and 18 inches tall. The top is about 36 inches wide. The hardware is made from black iron. The 2 doors on the front are guarded by 2 knights on either side. The cabinet was made in Belgian, I believe sometime in the mid 19th century. The joints are pined (Mortice (Mortise) and Tenon). I am not sure if that is the correct name for the joints but if anyone knows please correct me. The Cabinet has a back door which folds down and is about as wide as both front doors together. I was told that the cabinet was used in a Catholic Church. If anyone has any information regarding this style of cabinet pleas pass it along, the help would be of great use to me. Thank you for the information regarding the correct name of the joint. I know if I just asked an answer would come from a person with knowledge regarding wood joints.