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    Posted 4 months ago

    vintagelamp
    (778 items)

    Purchased this beauty in a local antique shop, where the photo was taken. It will be a great storage piece for towels; wash rags etc.
    From the internet:
    A pie safe, also called a pie chest, pie cupboard, kitchen safe, and meat safe, is a piece of furniture designed to store pies and other food items. This was a normal household item before iceboxes came into regular use, and it was an important part of the American household starting in the 1700s and continuing through the 1800s.
    The pie safe was used to store not only pies, but bread, meat, and other perishables as well, to protect them from insects and vermin.

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    Comments

    1. bobby725 bobby725, 4 months ago
      Nice primitive! I just sold one of these, mine had the drawer on the top and it was unfinished poplar wood.
    2. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 months ago
      bobby725
      Thank you! I know it is just a picture but do you have any idea what kind of wood this may be? Also assuming the glass knobs were a later addition(?)
    3. bobby725 bobby725, 4 months ago
      Hard to tell, looks like walnut but the drawer face looks like poplar with walnut stain but I`m guessing for the most part. I would say the drawer probably had matching wood knobs originally.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      That's a really beautiful pie safe. I love that design punched into the tin panels.
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 months ago
      jscott,
      Thank you! I have been trying to find that pattern on other pie safes but no luck.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 months ago
      She shoots ! She scores !! A real beauty !!
    7. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 months ago
      blunder,
      Thank you! It was loads of fun getting it up a flight of stairs but worth it!
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 months ago
      its a sweet heart ...nice score..
    9. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 months ago
      Roycroftbooks,
      Thank you for the nice comment!

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