1800's Pie Safe
Pie safe are also know by the names Pie cabinet, Pie cupboard, Kitchen safe, Screened safe.
The pie cabinet was most likely introduced to the United States by the German people that immigrated to Pennsylvania and became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. Despite the name they were used for more than pies. Everything from bread to cake was kept in a pie cupboard. The pie safe was an important piece of furniture. It was generally a tall and narrow cabinet made of pine, although other woods might be used. It was freestanding and could be moved easily if necessary. The pie safe was generally kept as far from the wood stove as possible, to keep the food safe from too much heat. On the farm it might even have been kept on the back porch, next to the dry sink to catch as much cool air as possible.
As you can see in the pictures this is a very decorative pie safe with scrolled wood on the top and bottom. The top back edge is also hand carved in a ornate design. Dimensions for this pie safe are in inches Height 45.5, Width 39, Depth 15.5. More pictures on Craigslist. Asking $1200
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