Ventilated cabinet used for the storage of bread. Butter Cupboard refers to a storage unit or cabinet typically used to store butter or related dairy products. It originated in the 18th and 19th centuries when it was common to have a dedicated cabinet for storing butter in a cool and controlled environment. These cupboards often had ventilated panels or shelves to allow air circulation, preventing the butter from spoiling. The design and style of a Butter Cupboard can vary but generally feature a small, compact size with a hinged door or doors and specific compartments or shelves for butter storage.