Stepback Cupboard Elm 19th Century Mid 1800s Narrow Width Antique Vintage

We are offering this fabulous antique 19th Century stepback cupboard, circa 1850 to 1870. It is constructed of solid elm wood, which has been described as having partridge-breast figure, shown close up in one of the images. The style is reminiscent of the early chimney cupboards, with its wonderful height and narrow width.

It has a very substantial cornice or crown molding, with an outward slant at the top. The total depth is 17 inches, so it extends out nicely over the top cupboard.

Sides are constructed with a 13 1/4 inch board, which is uncommon. Square nail construction is evident on the original cupboard back. Doors have through mortise and tenon construction.

Measurements are:

......Overall Cabinet Height......

80 inches total:

28 1/2 inches high to stepped out shelf

51 1/2 inches to top of cornice

......Base Measurements......

19 1/4 inches deep

31 3/4 inches wide across shelf

30 1/4 inches wide across cabinets

32 inches wide across base molding

......Top Measurements......

30 1/4 inches wide across cabinets

14 inches cabinets depth

......Cornice Measurements......

17 inches deep

36 3/4 inches across front

37 1/4 inches across back

Bottom doors have slight warping. Top has wooden turn knob to hold doors securely closed. We have added a matching one to the base. One shelf inside the top has dark staining, rings, etc.

Top section has a lower shelf, plus 5 additional shelves. Base section has a lower shelf, plus 2 additional shelves.

This is a fabulous early cupboard, uncommon, and is in wonderful sound condition. It retains the old finish, with appropriate wear, and warping at the cornice crest.

Item ID: 1379


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$2,595 USD

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