Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 190

190: Red Painted Livery Cupboard with White Pine 190: Red Painted Livery Cupboard with White Pine 190: Red Painted Livery Cupboard with White Pine 190: Red Painted Livery Cupboard with White Pine 190: Red Painted Livery Cupboard with White Pine

Red Painted Livery Cupboard with White Pine

Vertical Open Slats

New England,
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

Price Realized: $3,100