Lot 371: Eastern North Carolina Chippendale Corner Cupboard
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
circa 1790-1800, Perquimans County provenance, yellow pine, one piece form, having a stepped cove molded cornice above applied dentil molding, over two flush hinged doors, each with eight lights which enclose an interior featuring butterfly shelves (later paint), over applied waist and dentil molding; raised panel lower cabinet doors, original bracket front feet. The flat board canted back retains original nails with the rear foot an extension of the full length canted board. Of note is the stylistically unique treatment of the classical dentil molding.
87.5 x 53 in.; Each return 6.75 in.; Corner depth 30.5 in.
Featured in the following publication:
John Bivins, Jr., The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina 1700-1820, p. 221 plate 5.153.
From the Personal Collection of Ms. Lynn Fisher, Raleigh, NC
Condition Report: Originally painted green; two lights replaced; chips to the cornice edges; scattered losses to the dentil molding; waist molding lacking the returns; right side with joint separation; third set of hinges in place.