1963R. LewcockEarly 19th C. Archit. 344Where eighteenth-century furniture was often built-in (the ‘muurkassie’) or at least kept small and neat (the Georgian book-case) the new furniture was heavy and dominant.
1964J. MeintjesManor House 66In the long dining room there were two muurkaste or built-in cabinets in black stinkwood with gabled tops.
1965M.G. AtmoreCape Furn. 201Wall Cupboards or Cabinets (muurkaste).
1972S. Afr. Garden & Home Feb.–Mar. 57The living-room..has wall cupboards of the Cape Dutch Muurkas type, filled with hand-painted crockery.
1975Cape Times 7 Jan. 8This year closed with the same auctioneers selling a fine example of an 18th-century Cape stinkwood-framed ‘Muurkas’, bought for R5500 for ‘Nova Constantia’ a historic house in the Constantia valley.
1981J. KenchCape Dutch Homesteads 44The stinkwood ‘muurkas’ to the right of the screen door is thought to have belonged to Huysing himself.
1981J. KenchCape Dutch Homesteads 51In the agterkamer the bricked outlines of two alcoves, now visible in the finished house, were discovered. These housed the traditional muurkaste — wall cupboards — which were a feature of Cape Dutch homes.
1985Style Dec. 193Young Cape Wine Farmers are..forever throwing open wildly old houses full of meerkuses and wakuses and wildly old bottles of wine grown on the estate.
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