Details: 19th century Shenandoah Valley, Virginia walnut and pine pie safe cabinet, (circa 1840) with 12 hand punched tin panels on the front and sides, featuring the initials "W.D.C" along with a lidded compote or candy dish, encircled 6 point star and 3 tiered arches in the corners. The case is raised on tapered legs, the interior and exterior retain their old natural patina. A wooden hinge and one carved wooden knob secure the hinges cabinet doors. Throughout the 19th century into the first decade of the 20th century the distinguished Pie Safe served households all over the country. Weekly baked goods were stored in the "Pie Safe", with its decorative pierced tin panels that kept the critters and insects out, as well as the food inside fresh and ventilated. Today, these pieces are still functional as storage cabinets in pantries and bathrooms to store towels, linens and toiletries. We have two of these matching cabinets available. One is in the Bay Area- the other in San Diego. Please inquire.
Dimensions: 42.5"w x 17.5"d x 62"h (45 lbs)
Condition: The bottom drawer of one of the safes is missing and has no shelves. Some rust on the tin panels. The finish is believed to be original- complete with a baker's buttery handprint on the top of one of the cabinet doors! These are rustic pieces with a ton of charm!