court cupboard


noun English Furniture.

a sideboard of the 16th and 17th centuries, having three open tiers, the middle of which sometimes has a small closed cabinet with oblique sides.

Origin of court cupboard

First recorded in 1585–95
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court cupboard


noun

a wooden stand with two or three tiers, used in the 16th and 17th centuries to display pewter, silver, etc
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