SOLD Child’s Tramp Art Cupboard


Child’s Tramp Art Cupboard
Constructed from an early shipping crate, this painted chip carved stepback cupboard has two drawers and two lower doors, both hinged with burlap — an unusual touch. Note the zig-zag carving that frames the upper shelf area. The African word for this is “woot,” meaning “spirit.” This feature, and the painted diamond-shaped motifs on each side of the cupboard, suggest that this piece may well be African-American made. On the back side of the cupboard is the original Railway Express bill of lading stamped PAID.
18-1/2″ H X 14-1/2″ W X 6-1/2″ D. Late 1800s – Early 1900s.


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