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In 1578 John Scourfield, who became Sheriff in 1600, married Catrin, daughter of Richard ap Owen of nearby Llwchmeilier and the cupboard was made to commemorate this important event.

The sumptuous and creative carving not only manifested the wealth and importance of the owner but exaggerated and transformed the basic form of the cupboard. The ornamentation covered every space and combined individual interpretations of standard features of Classical derivation, such as acanthus leaves, term figures, palmettes, arcading, strapwork and demi-lunettes, with the earlier narrative tradition, which was in contrast presented in an asymmetrical design.

















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