An antique stepback cupboard that is made with maple wood from 1910-1920 that is well made & functional.
When we purchased our home about four years ago, I knew a cabinet would be the perfect addition to the laundry room. So, before you know it, I was on the hunt. As I was researching, I learned an antique stepback cupboard is just what I wanted, and it had to be an antique & well-made that would be pleasing to the ascetic of our 1885 home.
The stepback cupboard was a marketplace find.
If you have been following me for a while, by now, you know I love a good antique find! But, can you believe this was only $60? I was chatting with the seller about how he acquired the cupboard. He purchased it many years ago at an antique store & he restored it himself to its natural beauty.
We had a bookcase that we would use for storage that housed baskets to keep things neat & tidy, but it always looked like a mess. So I thought a cabinet would be the perfect solution to hide all the items.
The antique stepback cupboard has its original hardware that is so beautiful & the details are gorgeous.
What is a stepback cupboard?
An antique Stepback cupboard is another name for a cabinet that comprises a dovetailed case, enclosed closets, and a shelving unit on top of this construction.
Why is it called a stepback cupboard?
The top portion of the cabinet sits back and isn’t flush with the bottom piece.
What is the difference between a cabinet and a cupboard?
A cupboard is more like a cabinet. You usually find cabinets built into a wall, or it’s a separate piece of furniture. Cabinets are typically considered general-purpose storage, as cupboards are known for storing food and dishes. However, the two are somewhat interchangeable; typically, a cupboard is a type of cabinet.
There are many uses for the stepback cupboard!
Although I am using the cupboard for storage in the laundry room, it would also be valuable in the bathroom, kitchen, playroom & so on. So many wonderful options!
Until next time,
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