SOLD! for $3,200.00.
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East Tennessee (Sullivan County) cherry pie safe with walnut top, poplar secondary. Case attributed to John Wolfe (Piney Flats, 1810-1891). Rectangular top with rounded edges over three dovetailed drawers with wood pulls, two cupboard doors each having two punched tins decorated with urns and floral sprays, divided by a horizontal wood divider, paneled sides, over a base with shaped ogee molding and bold turned Sheraton feet. 50 7/8" H x 54 51/4" W x 18 1/2" D. Circa 1840-1870. Note: For a similar example see Williams and Harsh, "The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture", fig. 189, p.163. Case Auctions sold a similar safe in our January 2020 auction, lot 363.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Donley and Eunice Hill, Andersonville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Older refinish with light general expected wear. Old insect damage evident on back top edge corner and older replaced strip below back edge of top.