ROCKINGHAM OR GREENE CO., VIRGINIA PUNCHED-TIN-PANELED YELLOW PINE FOOD / PIE SAFE, the rectangular top fitted with shaped gallery over two hinged doors, the whole raised on tall square-tapered legs. Doors and ends set with vertical punched-tin panels formed from two crimped tins, design exhibiting scrolled elements and corner fan devices. Old refinished surface with mellow color. Mid 19th century. 55 3/8" HOA, 42 1/4" W, 16 5/8" D. Provenance: Property of a Virginia private collector. Catalogue Note: This safe's tins relate to those on a documented example attributed to Greene Co., VA included in the recent Safes in the Valley exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester. Another related example with a Rockingham Co., VA history, a recently discovered sideboard / storage safe, shares, in addition to the similarities in tin panel design and assembly, many of the same case construction features and general form as the presently offered lot.
Good condition overall with expected usage wear and minor repair to one door.