Eastern Shore of Virginia Corner cupboard

Jeff L Headley

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Here are a few photos of a restoration of an Eastern shore of Virginia Corner cupoard which has been cut off by probably about 15"
 

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Jeff L Headley

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The bottom door would have had two additional panels ( probably square) added to the height. Our customer does not want the panels replaced.
 

jacon4

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Hmmmmm, well, one of the things thats always struck me about these cupboards is, their perfect proportions, which is lost on this cupboard. If it was mine, i'd have the bottom restored. Whats the reason for not doing so?
 

Jeff L Headley

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I would not say that the perfect proportions are lost. Proportions should be considered by their surroundings and the space they will occupy. I would not recommend a 86" desk and bookcase for a 14' ceiling. Plus I want to eat next week.
 

pampine

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I think the proportions could be restored by adding a board under the bottom cabinet door, probably same thickness as the board above that door. Something worth trying in a drawing program.

Pam
 

Jeff L Headley

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Final ceiling height restricts adding the panels. The bottom section has rotted off front and back. Cost is a factor. I will do nothing that can not be reversed at a latter date.
 

jacon4

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yep, modern living spaces dont always agree with antique pieces. I see this alot, particularly with victorian furniture which tended to be quite massive and looks a bit odd in smaller settings.
 

pampine

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Jeff L Headley said:
Final ceiling height restricts adding the panels. The bottom section has rotted off front and back. Cost is a factor. I will do nothing that can not be reversed at a latter date.

I wasn't talking about adding panels, just a separator board like the one above the bottom panels and below the upper panels.

Pam
 

Jeff L Headley

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Pam, Are you meaning a rail below the bottom door but above the bottom mold? If so good idea and it will happen. If not please let me know what you mean I am dense most times. Jeff
 

pampine

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Jeff L Headley said:
Pam, Are you meaning a rail below the bottom door but above the bottom mold? If so good idea and it will happen. If not please let me know what you mean I am dense most times. Jeff

Yes, I think the "rail" description is the best, and is what I was talking about.

Pam
 

Jeff L Headley

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Pam,
My descriptions are quite cryptic. Rail - Horizontal    Stile - Vertical    I do apologize if I confuse terminologisiums, but i do agree with your below bottom door stretcher idea. Thanks
 

Jeff L Headley

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Pam, I was not meaning to be disrespectful. I enjoy working on most aspects of period furniture and figure everyone else should also. If you don't enjoy what you do then why do it. I do enjoy the big money it brings in (Ha ha)
 

pampine

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Jeff L Headley said:
Pam, I was not meaning to be disrespectful. I enjoy working on most aspects of period furniture and figure everyone else should also. If you don't enjoy what you do then why do it. I do enjoy the big money it brings in (Ha ha)

I thought only that we were having a problem communicating, no disrespect taken.

Pam
 

jacon4

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Just purchased an Eastern Shore VA corner cupboard, 18th century, yellow pine, paint decoration MIA somewhere along the way. The auction house in new england thought it was an English cupboard for some reason.
 

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