Shaker Pine "Pan" Cupboard
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2731M
- Date / Time :
- June 15, 2014 12:00PM
Shaker Pine "Pan" Cupboard, New Lebanon, New York, c. 1840, molded, rectangular overhanging top above a case with a hinged door with molded recessed panel opening to two shelves, all on molded bracket feet, old natural finish, (imperfections), ht. 25 7/8, case wd. 21, dp. 14 in.
Literature: The Magazine Antiques, 1936; Religion in Wood, p. 84; Gather Up the Fragments, p. 165.
Note: This small cupboard is something of a mystery. The construction of the applied bracket base with ogee feet suggests an origin at Hancock, while the general form could as easily have been made at Mount Lebanon. The lack of notes pertaining to its provenance makes a firm attribution difficult. The piece appears to be varnished. A photograph of this cupboard in use at the Andrewses' Richmond cottage appears in the October 1936 issue of The Magazine Antiques. A similar small cupboard-referred to as a "pan cupboard"-is illustrated in the January 1933 issue of The Magazine Antiques.
Provenance: The Andrews Shaker Collection.
Stains to top shrinkage crack, abrasions to finish
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