Sat, Oct 17, 2015 11:00AM EDT - Sun, Oct 18, 2015 11:00AM EDT
Pennsylvania Paint-Decorated Corner Cupboard
American (probably Adams County, Pennsylvania), mid-19th century. A two-piece corner cupboard in pine and poplar, retaining its original ochre and red grain-painted surface, the upper section having a stepped cornice above two, six-light doors before a red-painted interior with two shelves, the back of the shelves having applied plate strips and the front edge of the top shelf with cutouts for spoons. The lower section with mid molding above two aligned, dovetailed drawers with wood knobs over two, double-paneled doors opening to an interior with one shelf. Both sections flanked by canted stiles and the whole rising on a molded base with turned feet; ht. 81.25, wd. 55.25, dp. 27.25 in.
Provenance: Purchased by the consignor from The Collection of Rick and Gayle Almanrode of Waynesville, Ohio in 1981.
Paint in original, untouched condition. Some minor surface wear and imperfections as would be expected with age and use, including some sporadic paint loss and abrasions. Middle shelf of upper section with an age split, one small area of which has been reinforced with small metal discs. Some minor worming to back sides of upper doors. Small finger hole near l.l. corner of upper right door. Glass appears to be original. One pane with a heavy scratch or possible crack.