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Presidential food safe sells for a kingly sum
A pie safe in blue paint with 12 tins, featuring the profile of Andrew Jackson, the owner’s name, “Hero! of Orleans,” and more, sold for $102,500 (no buyer’s premium charged) at the July 19 sale by Nicely’s Auction in Clifton Forge, Virginia.The pie safe was made by Matthew S. Kahle (1800-1869), a Pennsylvania-born cabinetmaker of Lexington, Virginia, sometime between 1824 and 1828. (Lexington is about 30 miles from Clifton Forge, Virginia.)
SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA, PROBABLY SHENANDOAH CO., - Aug 29, 2015 | Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in VA
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, poplar and walnut punched tin-paneled food/pie safe, the rectangular one-board top over two hinged cabinet doors above simple applied base molding and two half drawers, the whole raised on plain turned feet formed from the stiles. Each door & end set with three punched-tin panels having an urn design in scalloped oval reserve flanked by eight-pointed corner stars. Yellow pine and poplar secondary woods. Circa 1840-1860. 52 3/4" H, 40 1/2" W, 18 1/4" D.