Walnut with poplar and white cedar secondary woods, in a wonderful state of preservation with fine dry old finish and original blue and red painted interior, 77 ¾ x 31 x 22 inches.
This cupboard is distinguished by its rare small size, narrow proportions, and desirable shallow depth. It is one of the smallest and most beautiful 18th Century American corners cupboards known. An early family label on interior in lower section reads: “This cupboard belonged to / Hannah Stiles / who married Samuel Roberts / in 1774. It was a gift from her / aunt Fanny Tomlinson and was / probably not new at that time. Later / it belonged to Elizabeth M. Cooper.”
Hannah Stiles (1751-1835) and Samuel Roberts (1746-1821), Chester Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, and later was owned by Elizabeth M. Cooper.