Corner Cupboard

Corner Cupboard

Artist: Maker Unknown
Type: Cherry and Southern yellow pine
Year: c. 1840
Size/Dimensions: H: 87", W: 49", D: 22 _"
Origin: On loan from the Museum of Discovery
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According to the reminisces of the donor, Effie Harrison Hobbs, the cherrywood corner cupboard was made in the 1850s for Narcissa Wilbanks Harrison, mother of Robert Weaver Harrison (father of Mrs. Hobbs) . . . It was made in the Hill Creek community of Conway County, by a journeyman in payment of his board. He had served an apprenticeship for three years in a workmen"s guild in England . . ." The cavette-molded cornice face is cut nailed to the top of the case and the chambered edge of the case are mitered to the front of the case form. The two doors are a highly unusual combination of wood-framed panels and glazing.

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Corner Cupboard