Researchers documenting Shenandoah antique punched tin-paneled furniture

Common to most 19th-century Shenandoah Valley households, the ubiquitous pie or food safe is the focus of a multi-year research project launched in August 2010 as "The Virginia Safe Project." Researchers are requesting those who have pie/food safes, or other related 19th-century architectural or furniture forms displaying punched-tin panels (e.g. sideboards, slabs, cupboards, cabinets, interior doors), contact them to be included in this study. One goal is to produce a database of Virginia punched tin-paneled furniture to compare elements of design and construction throughout the Old Dominion.
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