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2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 195

Southwest VA Corner Cupboard w/ Punched Tins, Hiram Starnes

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

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Southwest Virginia, attributed to Hiram K. Starnes of Scott County, walnut corner cupboard,  poplar secondary wood. One piece construction with the upper section having a flat molded cornice over two glazed doors with twelve panes, double medial molding, one central cockbeaded drawer with square nail construction and kite inlaid escutcheon flanked by tablets with diagonal fluted stiles; the lower section with two doors, each fitted with two tins having concentric diamond decoration with a cross to the center and circles to each corner, the whole resting on shaped bracket feet. 86" H x 42 3/4" W x 21" D. Third quarter of the 19th century. Note: Oral history states that this piece was made by Hiram K. Starnes who lived in Scott County, Virginia. For a very similar example, refer to figure 48, page 53 of "Backcountry Makers: An Artisan History of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee" by Betsy K. White. 


Older refinished surface with scattered wear and abrasions. Top interior, drawer interior, and base interior with later added paint. One pane of glass on the left door has a break, the right door has breaks in two panes. Interior of the lower left door with breaks to wood surround. Shelves don't line up precisely with panes. 

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