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A CHIPPENDALE BLUE-PAINTED PINE CORNER CUPBOARD
A CHIPPENDALE BLUE-PAINTED PINE CORNER CUPBOARD

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA, 1770-1790

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A CHIPPENDALE BLUE-PAINTED PINE CORNER CUPBOARD
Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1770-1790
The complex, stepped molding above two glazed doors opening to a shelved interior above two lower cabinet doors each with two solid, fielded panels opening to a shelved interior, all flanked by fluted pilasters, on a molded base with stepped bracket feet
86in. high, 47½in. wide, 28in. deep

Lot Essay

This rare, architecturally inspired cupboard is closely related to a group of cupboards from the eastern shore of Virginia. Most notably, a cupboard in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg shares the complex top molding, highly developed pilasters, paneled lower doors and stepped bracket feet of this example (see Hurst and Prown, Southern Furniture 1680-1830 (Williamsburg, Virginia 1997) cat. no. 152). The cupboard offered here has the further distinction of a canted, or "turkey breast" facade.
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