Connecticut Shell Top Corner Cupboard. The ninth Shell Top from my shop since 1984
 
Connecticut Shell Top Corner Cupboard. The ninth Shell Top from my shop since 1984

Presented at Historic Deerfield in October, 2021. I've been presenting / demonstrating at Historic Deerfield for the past twenty years as part of their " Hands on History - Made by Hand - Trades of the Past" programs showing all aspects of the Joyners and Cabinetmakers trade. This year I showed this Shell Top Corner Cupboard in progress. I was carving rosettes, shaping and carving one of the curved mouldings above the door, and planeing the flutes in the pilasters. This cupboard is a copy of the original, circa 1750, found in a house in Scotland, Ct. that was purchased and installed in the home of Nina Fletcher Little in Ipswich, Ma. I am enhancing some details as a cupboard of this stature was wanting !