Lot 148
North Carolina Painted Pie Safe
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Northampton County, mid 19th century, yellow pine and poplar, one piece form, retaining original brown painted surface, applied tapered gallery, two hinged cabinet doors each with three punched tin panels which feature a central star within circle and fan corners, shelved interior, the sides with three punched pin panels each with repeating motif raised on tall square tapered legs from the solid.

57 x 50 x 20 in.

From the Personal Collection of Mr. William Ivey Long, Seaboard, North Carolina and New York, New York

A nice example in original surface and condition. Family history stating this piece was made on the Long family farm, Mt. Carmel community of Northampton County. The upper back panel retaining an old Baltimore stencil, likely repurposed from a shipping crate.

Looseness to left side of gallery; surface wear and loss to top surface; right side central panel with loss at corner to tin; left side upper panel with loss to tin; overall expected estate wear.