Friday, September 6, 2013

What is this

Built-in Upper  Corner Cabinet   20" X 30"

Red Cedar cabinet

Red Cedar Frame

Red Cedar Door Frame

Black Walnut Panel (loose) in Door frame

UPDATE  September 13, 2013

With the assistance of three Artists:  Tom Carter, Joe Cash and Guy Moonan Woods, the latter thinks the corner cabinet is an Eastern Canadian piece for the late 18th or 19th century.  The folk Chip Carving was likely done some time later as a winter project.

The Artists have only seen the same photos that are posted here.   To be clear, the Chip Carving panel was inserted into the door frame dado and then the hand cut Mortise and Tenon joints were glued together (horse glue).

"Dots", various size of dots, are gouged out from the surface of the Black Walnut Panel

"Four-some" clock-wise or counter clock-wise Scratch marks on Red Cedar Door Frame, no two lines are the same

Petals are like Snowflakes, no two are the same

1910 or earlier

Vancouver BC

MacKenzie Heights

White dots, which have now been removed, are spider droppings

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