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Corner Cupboard

1971.980 (RS117952)

Description

Pentagonal corner cupboard has three-sided facade; two frontal bracket feet with inlay stringing enclosing a straight molded apron; case fitted with two cupboards and drawers in large middle face; the lower cupboard has sunken panel door with stringing and central inlaid urn and flowers; the one interior shelf is missing; a slender rectangular drawer with brass mounts and elaborately scrolled back plate is surmounted by the top cupboard fitted with a line inlaid glass paneled door enclosing three shelves; urn inlaid frieze surmounted by a broken scroll pediment with paterna inlay and pointed rope carved finial.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1800
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
corner cupboards
CUPBOARD, CORNER
Federal
Glass
glass (material)
Inlaid
inlay (process)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Urn
urns
Dimensions
82 x 31.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.980
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5799

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