While my sister Valerie has been busy doing her "Michael Angelo" with the ceiling in the Painted Chamber - I have not been idle - Oh no!
Given the amount of floor space I have I wasn't able to find a cabinet shallow enough to stand against the right hand wall, so.............I made one.
It's probably half an inch (1.27cm) smaller in depth than a bought one and does the job perfectly. It wasn't as difficult to do as I first thought (not like some ideas that end up unseen) and I'm pleased with the finished result.
The real cabinet is not original to the house but of the correct period (mid-seventeenth century). The story behind it is this - it was probably made in the Netherlands and was given to a merchant in a local fishing village by a Dutch sea captain who had been rescued when his ship was wrecked.
You can see the real one to the right of the picture here: The Painted Chamber