|Object Name||Cupboard, Corner|
|Artist||Pierce, Seth (ca. 1829-1911)|
|Maker||Pierce, Seth (ca. 1829 - after 1910)|
|Used||Camp Cedars, Little Forked Lake|
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.
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|
|Owned by||Durant, Frederick Clark, Jr.|