Friday, January 31, 2014

100 Year Old Welsh Cupboard for a Doll

This is a Welsh Cupboard for a doll. It sat on my mother-in-law’s rustic, old,
mantle for many years. It is one hundred years old. It was made by a
farmer for his child. I thought that my visitors might like to reproduce it.

The cupboard is precisely 20 1/8 inches tall and 11 inches wide. There is
also some old dove-tailed joints at the top. The width of the narrow
 top board is 4 1/4 inches by 11 inches.

Apparently it was built to be quite durable; the boards used
on it are solid and more than 1/2 an inch thick.

Here the doors are open. I will try to give as many detailed views
as possible. I know that some of you may wish to
duplicate this piece.

The doors have old hindges and the inside of the cupboard is left unstained.
The upper two shelves are exactly 9 1/2 inches tall from the top of the whole
 cupboard to the top of the lower cabinet. These two halves are built
 as one solid piece. In a real Welsh cupboard the upper half could be
removed from the lower. The interior of the cupboard
 measures 7 3/4 inches tall.

The old shelves were salvaged from some other project. The nails
on the edge of the interior shelves have older square head nails in them.
The doors measure 7 5/8 inches tall by 4 7/8 inches wide.

There is a scalloped pattern around the base of the doll cupboard.
Here is the wider scalloped, front piece.

Here is the narrow scalloped piece on the side of the cupboard.
The back side is plain.

This small tin pot was always kept with the cupboard.

This is the bottom of the tin doll pot.
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