Eastern Shore VA Painted Turkey Breasted Corner Cabinet - Lot #: 103

Painted Decoration, two piece in white pine with original grain painted finish and interior with original white painted finish. Horizontally fluted crown molding in original dark green painted finish, as is the half round trim, mullions and fluted raised panels on lower doors. Two glass doors with six lights & tombstone tops over two overlapping dovetailed drawers with original brass oval back plates, bale handles & escutcheon over two doors. Scroll cut bracket base with three feet in front. Interior top has grooved plate rails on all three shelves and flatware cut-outs on front edge of upper two shelves. Lower with two shelves. Unusual construction with dovetailed top and base boards and all shelves morticed through back in six places; 52 x 25 x 80" high. When this piece of furniture last sold at Christie's in the 1983 it set the world record price for a piece of paint decorated furniture.
Condition: Chip on upper left rear cornice, two panes replaced, one cracked, paint circa 96-98%, fine
Estimate: $10000 - $15000