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CUPBOARD, CORNER

Category
FURNITURE
Object Name
CUPBOARD, CORNER
Maker/Artist
Slusher, Christopher __attributed
Place Made
Valley of Virginia.
Date
1790-1820
Materials
walnut __primary ||light wood inlay __primary ||yellow pine __secondary __shelves, other elements ||poplar __secondary __backboards, other elements
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]88 1/16″ __[Overall Wdth]52 1/2″ __[Overall Depth]25 3/4″
Description
Molded base and waist molding; bottom has two raised panel doors with lightwood inlay at the keyholes and stringing creating lunette panels; front stiles have a raised panel with astragal top and double arch bottom; above the doors is a paneled strip of squares decorated with alternating diamond and star motifs; molded cornice over dentil molding; upper door has an astragal top and fifteen lights; upper stiles have fluted pilasters supported by plinths with inlaid hearts and surmounted by capitals with four pointed stars; extending from each pilaster is a curved panel with an undulating line of inlay, this terminates on either side of an inlaid urn, outlined in dark wood, with lightwood handles; upper and lower returns; three shaped shelves.
Object Location
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. acc. # 1931.1236
Photo Number
NN-1435
File Location
VV-7-42/VV-36B-2
History
Purchased in 1930 from owner in Old Point Comfort, Virginia.
Alterations-Condition
applied plate rails now missing; losses and repairs to moldings and inlay; cracked panes; iron braces added to the back; several backboards patched with metal __ __ __right handle of the urn; base molding; third set of hinges
Joinery
front framed with mortise and tenon joints secured with wooden pins (used throughout); shelves housed in grooves and pegged; full length vertical backboards joined by a half lap on the canted sides and mitered to a central backboard.
Hardware
knob on lower right door __ __ __ __key entry to all doors; butt hinges
Examined
Not Examined by MESDA __No __No