Red Painted Livery Cupboard with White PineVertical Open Slats
late 18th / early 19th century
H. 31 in.; W. 48 in.; D. 12 in.
This cupboard is known as a livery cupboard based on a description given of its form by Wallace Nutting who discovered a turned example of a livery cupboard facade. The only other known example of this form is illustrated in his book and in Essex County Furniture: 1636-1700.
Provenance: Lillian Blankley Cogan, Farmington, Connecticut (d. 1991)
Literature: For an illustration of a door with turned spindles from a Livery Cupboard from the late 17th century, please see, Wallace Nutting, "Furniture of the Pilgrim Century," New York, Dover Books, 1965.;
Benno M. Forman, "The 17th Century Case Furniture of Essex County, Massachusetts and ItÕs Makers," University of Delaware (thesis) June 1968, p. 120, pl. VII.
Condition: Retains old iron butterfly hinges.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200