It is a near twin to the RLH Jelly Cupboard, inspired by a circa 1850 design from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pictured below.
It raised the question...if you are considering the purchase of high-end furniture, would it be wiser to invest in antiques ? (As an aside, Bonny mentioned the authentic antique cupboard lists on her website for a fraction of the RLH reproduction cupboard's suggested retail price.)
Let's make a few more comparisons and play Would You Rather...?, the adult version. (The adolescent version of the game, inevitably played during the last hour of a long car trip, being trying to determine the less awful of two revolting alternatives.)
From Cupboards and Roses in Sheffield, Massachusetts, one of a pair of Swedish rococo-style armchairs, circa 1900.
The RLH 18th-century Swedish-inspired design:
From Sugar Barrel Antiques in Vancouver, a solid oak, Scottish gateleg table, circa 1910.
The RLH mid 18th-century-style pine table:
From Architectural Anarchy in Chicago, a circa 1940 hand-painted wood and metal bucket.
The RLH reproduction Dutch colonial tea stove:
From Tone on Tone, a French painted end table with cabriole legs, circa 1900 to 1920.
Also from Tone on Tone, a Swedish Klismos-style painted chair, circa 1890-1920.
The RLH Neoclassic dining chair inspired by a design from the early 19th-century.
From Columbus Architectural Salvage in Columbus, Ohio, a large, vintage turned-wood architectural finial, and from Charles Spada Antiques in Boston, an early-20th-century French triangular-shaped sculptors pedestal.
The RLH covered urn and four-legged sculptor's pedestal.
From Epoca in San Francisco, a carved English Georgian-style ivory painted and parcel-gilt circular mirror circa 1860.
The RLH bull's-eye mirror inspired by a mid-19th-century French design: