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A 16th- or 17th-century sideboard for displaying plate and other decorative objects, especially one consisting of three open shelves and sometimes a small cupboard in the upper half.
- ‘One of two southern court cupboards known, this example is the more unusual for its open shelf above an enclosed cabinet.’
- ‘This type of three part cupboard, or court cupboard, was more common in north Wales than in south.’
- ‘The richly carved court cupboards and oak settles demonstrate the skill of the local craftsmen.’
- ‘Of particular note are the wall paintings and the fine court cupboards.’
- ‘The original court cupboards were made only in Massachusetts and Connecticut of oak with pine top and bosses and split turnings of native hardwoods.’
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