Its cornice composed of a series of elaborate moldings with pitched plank construction, this kast illustrates the regional preferences of woodworkers in the Albany, New York area during the eighteenth century. Like the base molding, the cornice is cut from a relatively narrow board, but placed or "pitched" at an angle to convey mass. Surviving kasten from this area also feature a similar facades, with the same layout of applied molded ornament. See Robert F. Trent, Alan Miller, Glenn Adamson, and Harry Mack Truax II, "High Craft along the Mohawk: Early Woodwork from the Albany Area of New York," American Furniture 2004 (Milwaukee, WI, 2004), pp. 113-134.