CONSTRUCTION: The backboards are exposed at the sides. The early cut nails in the piece suggest a date range later than the style.
STYLE: The Germanic styling of the top and sides are reminiscent of a miniature kitchen cupboard.
ATTRIBUTION: The cupboard is attributed to North Carolina’s Catawba River Valley region, consisting of Catawba, Lincoln, and Gaston counties, partly because cherry was commonly used there and strong Germanic communities had settled there.
WOODS: Cherry with light wood inlays; poplar, cherry and yellow pine secondary.