Cupboard

Date: ca. 1815

This cupboard descended in the Foltz family and is one of only a few surviving pieces from a log house that Jacob Foltz built in the 1760s. Large cupboards such as this were commonly used for storage in Germanic households throughout the mid-Atlantic area. The space between the upper and lower case is a trait of Germanic cabinetmaking. Rails and plate grooves on the upper-case shelves keep dishes in place. Dovetail- shaped slots on the front edge of the third shelf from the bottom hold silverware.

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Medium: Walnut, Yellow Pine, Brass

Dimensions: H: 93 x W: 65 x D: 23 in.

Place: Shenandoah County, Virginia

Accession: 2008.0009.2

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Furniture - American

Tags: Cupboard

Purchased in 2008.