Aumbry

Aumbry, Dole or Livery Cupboard kit (with opening door)
14th cent. (Medieval) onwards.
A food cupboard with gothic piercings to keep the food aired and fresh.  The inside of these piercings were covered with cloth to keep flies and other insects from entering.  In Tudor homes additional food and lighting materials were kept in these cupboards.

1/24th - 11

Boarded Chest kit (with lift off lid)
12th cent. (Medieval).  Little more than a box raised off the floor.  The front and rear horizontal pieces were nailed onto the vertical end pieces.  Unfortunately, over time, these end pieces would shrink and the front and rear panels would crack and split.

1/24th - 5.50

PanelledChest

Panelled Chest kit (with lift off lid)
16/17th cent. (late Tudor/Stuart) onwards.  To overcome the problem with the front and rear pieces cracking, the panelled  chest was made.  The panels were held loosely within frames, enabling each panel to shrink without splitting.

1/24th - 9

chicken dresser

Chicken Dresser kit (with lifting coop door)
19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  Hens will not lay in the cold, so they were brought indoors during the winter to encourage laying or to hatch chicks.  The central section of the dresser lifted up to allow the hens in and out of the coop.  This one is based upon one used by my grandparents during the First World War.

1/24th - 15

BoardedChest
SpiceCupboard

Spice Cupboard kit (with opening door)
A small cupboard used to keep the spices dry.  Usually kept near the fire or range to ensure the spices remained dry.

1/24th - 5

Postage and Packing

1 kit = 2

2 or more kits = 4

 

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24th Cupboards, Chests & Desks Kits