Southern Step-Back Cupboard
An exuberantly painted step-back cupboard with free-hand floral and geometric decoration.
~ ITEM DETAILS ~Dimensions: H 78", W 40", D 16 3/4"
Date / Circa: Circa 1860-90
Maker / Origin: Probably the Northwestern area of North Carolina.
Medium: Poplar and hardwood retaining the original paint-decorated finish; iron and porcelain hardware.
Miscellaneous: Research on furniture from the Southern States has been published in recent years opening up new areas for collector interest. One such recent article is by June Lucas, Director of Research at MESDA that explores the Piedmont Region of North Carolina in American Furniture 2009, pgs 88-139, published by the Chipstone Foundation. We recommend reading it.