Condition: Very Good, our restorer repair back-corner foot
Additional Information: Molded cornice over molded case having a pair of glazed
doors retaining original glass; blue painted interior features three scalloped selves…all
over a pair of recessed panel doors. Very good color and patina. Although of generous
proportion the glazed doors display great verticality offering a well-proportioned
A painted pine apothecary cupboard constructed in two sections; top section
features a flat molded cornice above four shelves. The upper case resting on the
lower case containing 30 graduated drawers with turned wooden pulls… the
whole raised on cutout base. The top section is painted soft gray with blue tint,
the lower half is faux grained to resemble bird's-eye and tiger maple, over the
same pigment as top case). There is some wood loss to lower-back side of upper
case which we can have expertly restored, otherwise very good, commensurate
with age and use.
(Height: 67.5"; width: 81"; depth: 10.25")
Soft woods, finely grained, small size
Presented in an original and excellent surface, a remarkable example of Pennsylvania style graining.
A small one-part grain-painted corner cupboard, robust crown-molding and dental molding above nine-light glazed door in white paint opening to a shelved white-painted interior over a double-raised-panel door. The whole raised on a molded and applied
bracket-base joined by valanced apron. The cupboard remains in original paint; cleaned and restored by Peter Dean; some very
minor scattered touch-up performed by Peter.
Restoration report is available.
Kasten made in Connecticut are of Dutch form yet combine English and Long Island details such as
platform feet, no center stile; door construction, wrought iron “H” hinges, door construction and two tiers of
drawers. The drawer fronts feature astragal and cavetto moldings; dental molding at base of cornice is an
unusual feature. The construction of paneling ornamenting front stiles is found only on coastal Connecticut
kasten; case displays four narrow recessed panels made as openings then closed by a single board
attached from behind, then finished with applied moldings. This wardrobe contains interior shelves and a
small side hung drawer which is a later addition; the interior is wallpapered. The historic surface is fabulous,
feet and platforms are original; brass hardware is period but not the first; blocking within cornice has been
refreshed with all else original; any imperfections are minor, expected and consistent with age and use.
This relatively small example can easily be delivered anywhere in the States. (Height: 79.25"; case width:
55.75"; crown width: 69.25"; case depth: 17.25"; crown depth: 24.5")
The case with crown molding is constructed of boldly figured curly maple; hinged, paneled doors opening to three shelves; with short drawer in the midsection centered by a pair of recessed panels of conforming height, two hinged doors below, on cutout base joined by ogival apron (rail). Wonderful hand-wrought iron hinges, old surface.
(H: 79.75"; W: 41.25"; D: 20")
The pediment rising to a pair of scrolls centering a domed apex with returns above the case featuring bold applied moldings centering a fielded panel door opening to a pair of shelves.
(Good condition: H: 40"; W: 22.5"; D: 9.5")
(Very good condition, displays generations of use and desirable wear; right proper side never overpainted in blue displays original red paint
(Likely used tight to wall, painted in-place; a rural furniture lover’s dream; H: 79”, W: 48.25”, base D: 20”, bottom shelf D: 13”, top shelf D: 11”)
Two piece cupboard featuring fielded side panels; the top section with single shallow shelf on brackets; lower case with single shelf. The case displays a wonderful old surface and patina (The front stiles continuing to legs have been pieced at lower rail; hinges are refreshed with some minor wood piecing; upper door lock is missing; an attractive and generally clean cupboard, the few imperfections commensurate with age and use. H: 67.5”, W: 45.25”, D: 22.5”)
Bold and crisp molding over paneled doors opening to white painted interior; the sides joined by two shelves continuing to half-round cutout-base. (Superb and original surface, overall excellent condition; lower shelves moved, one possibly an early replacement or cabinetmaker mistake; H: 68.5", W: 36.5", D: 14")
As depicted, a flat wall cupboard; the picture-frame molding centering four recessed panel doors that open to reveal five interior shelves. Sides are also molded. Great color and surface quality; original hardware and turned wood door-pulls. Paint on left side thinning; we had one small ear of stile freshened with all else original and fine. (Height: 80"; width: 40.75"; depth: 18".)
The scalloped gallery above the case which is of mortis and tenon construction and features flat panels; two short drawers above a pair of conforming paneled doors...the whole raised on a molded base standing on turned turnip feet. This cupboard remains in excellent original condition with left proper side base molding restored; left proper rear foot extended and brasses are period replacements.
Dimensions: 51.5" high, 43.25" wide, 19" deep.
Hard pine with strong traces of old red paint revealed by the removal of later over-paint; scalloped ornamentation is authentic and unaltered; the door is a very old "working-period" replacement; some height loss otherwise very good.
(H: 78"; W: 45"; D: 17.25")
This outstanding cupboard is similar to one in old brown paint over original reddish-brown that is displayed in the Hardenbergh parlor at Winterthur. Historic Deerfield owns two cupboards of this type that feature shaped fielded raised panels on the fronts, one of which is repainted, the other refinished with replaced feet. Dean Fales noted that the two cupboards at Deerfield are a "local type made in or near Deerfield; (and) While these cupboards do not have known histories, a similar painted one at Winterthur was owned by Osmund and Winifred Skinner of Shelburne, a town just west of Deerfield on the Mohawk Trail. Another related cupboard was found just North of Greenfield in Bernardston." Philip Zea affirmed the locality of Deerfield as the origin for these cupboards and acknowledged the use of relatively thick boards of hard pine in their construction. It is interesting to note that this same hard pine is used for the tops and as secondary wood in Hadley chests produced in the same region.
For the cupboard at Winterthur:
Advertisement for Louis M. Ream, Esq. in the Magazine Antiques, January 1928, page 3, and Jay Cantor, Winterthur (New York, 1985), page 175.
For the cupboards at Deerfield:
Article on Historic Deerfield in The Magazine Antiques, September 1956, page 232, Helen Comstock, American Furniture (New York, 1962), figure 190; Dean A. Fales, Jr., The Furniture of Historic Deerfield (New York, 1976), page 252, figures 493 and 494.
For related published examples:
Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury (New York, 1928) figures 497 and 505.
Height 77", Width 45", Depth 17 3/4".
As depicted, a desirable provincial aesthetic...the open-top with two shelves resting on cleats affixed with clinched nails...the exposed original ship-lapped backboards in natural color have great patina. Lower case with a pair of simple board-doors hung on butt hinges. This one piece cupboard remains in a high state of originality. (Height: 73.75"; top section height: 40.75"; width: 50.75"; depth: 17.75".)
The outstanding cyma-recta crown molding above the case with boldly beaded-corners; door with three beaded interior cleats hangs from period "H" hinges affixed by rose-head nails. It appears that the hinges were refreshed long ago during the cupboards early period of use; door opens to reveal three shelves and original red paint; terrific tool marks. This cupboard is designed to be installed with proper right side against wall. (H: 74 1/8"; W: 32"; D: 19 1/8".)
A one-piece cupboard featuring paneled doors hung from original hinges; brass hardware appears to be original. The cupboard was long ago cleaned revealing original surface history; green paint. The interior with early 19th century thinning mustard paint over green. It appears that the cupboard may have lost a small molding at top with all else generally excellent. (Height: 81"; width: 65.5"; base depth: 18.75"; top depth: 9.5".)
The top case with two doors, each with six lights above lower section with single double-paneled door...the whole raised on outstanding applied bracket base. This piece is clean, small and has a wonderful dry surface. (Overall height: 79"; width: 47.75"; depth: 18.5".)
The rectangular pine case with molded front corners is raised on cutout feet and features applied molding above the removable two-board door with nicely molded edges and double tapered interior inset tapered battens. The door hangs on original iron pintle hinges that retain leather washers; iron slide-bolt latch appears to be original. The surface has character, early 19th century green paint over original red paint with great patina. The tongue-and-groove backboards are affixed with rose-head nails. The case is raised on cutout feet, the side profile slightly arched; the rear feet show more wear than front. It appears that a horizontal base molding is missing and the cupboard shows wear from use otherwise fine.
(H: 61"; W: 33"; D: 17.5".)
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