Painted pine hanging cupboard, Scandinavian, square nail construction, initialed DJJ and dated 1799. Molded, broken arch pediment with small center plinth over a tombstone shaped raised panel door having wrought iron hinges, its mortise and tenon joints reinforced with cartouche shaped wrought iron plaques; flanked by stacked double panels, over a single drawer with hook-eye pull. Base molding; solid ends. Red painted interior with curved spoon rack over a shelf vertically divided into three sections with heart shaped pierced molded brackets, over one interior drawer. Cupboard is decorated overall with blue paint oxidized to a dark teal color; molding has green stripes on a white or yellow field. The frieze and top of door have repeating floral garland decoration, and center of door is decorated with an ovoid double handled blue urn filled with flowers on a field of white, with the surrounding molding having diagonal red stripes. Exterior drawer with painted scroll decoration. Side paneling enclosing red and green foliate scroll design on a white field; sides with foliate scroll design on a dark teal ground. S236 painted inside drawer; other illegible letters/numbers to exterior back. 29" H x 24 1/4" W x 10" D. Circa 1799. Private Middle Tennessee collection, by descent from a family that lived in Pennsylvania. CONDITION: Paint with old, oxidized, encrusted patina. Interior drawer appears to be a later addition. Repair to lower hinge with corresponding paint loss. Scattered minor losses and scratches up to 2" L to paint. 1/2" dia. area of paint loss to door, 1" area of flaking to initials. Escutcheon possibly replaced. Comes with a key that is not original. Some nails missing and/or replaced to back. 1" gouge to front and side moldings at left lower front corner.
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