Introducing a Unique and Remarkable
Paint Decorated Hanging Cupboard
Among the Finest Known!
American, Midwest to Northeast, ca. 1840.
With a bold color pallet, and design emphasizing verticality, this masterwork is a fusion of recessed panels painted with captivating vining, the vining tapering from bottom to top to further emphasize verticality. The colors are a harmony of russet-red, mustard, forest green, and white.
Appears to be maple and pine, joinery by cut nails, wooden pegs, and screws that hold panels together. Excellent condition with expected minor imperfections. Paint has mostly weathered away from the heads of front-facing screws. The door wants to swing open unless lightly wedged or tilted slightly backwards.
About 34 inches tall x 22 wide x 6 ¾ deep.
This piece transcends being furniture, inviting comparison with the most esteemed folk art paintings. One will not find another remotely like it. A treasure deserving a place amongst the most distinguished collections.