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Object Name Cupboard, Corner
Date 1880-1890
Artist Pierce, Seth (ca. 1829-1911)
Maker Pierce, Seth (ca. 1829 - after 1910)
Material Wood/Metal
Used Camp Cedars, Little Forked Lake
Description Corner Cupboard. Facade of complex geometric mosaic twig patterns. According to donor 11 species used: maple (sugar, swamp, striped), birch (white, yellow), beach, ash, wild cherry, shadbush, witch hazel, and poplar. Top section: two doors with split twig mullions over glass, two pine shelves and projecting cornice. Base section: two doors with Flower Basket quilt design rendered in split twig. Pulls are burl. Fastened with nails, some of which are cut.

Corner cupboard made by Seth Pierce for Camp Cedars on Little Forked Lake. Mosaic twig work . Twigs from 10 varieties of trees and shrubs were used on this cupboard: three maples (sugar, swamp, and striped); yellow and white birch; and beech, ash, wild cherry, shadbush, and witch hazel. The pattern is derived from a nineteenth-century quilt design known as Flower Basket.
Notes Strong color contrast in the twig work is unusual. By any standard, a most significant rustic piece.
Illustration: Gilborn, figs. 168, 205
Dates attributed by Gilborn.
Dimensions H-70.5 W-44 D-26 inches
Collection HF100C Cabinets
Search Terms Rustic
Catalog Number 1957.161.0001
Imagefile 051\1957.161.0001.JPG
Species Cupboard, Corner
Owned by Durant, Frederick Clark, Jr.