Farmington Cornmeal Chest
Honoring simplicity. This understated beauty is all about clean form. Found at the Farmington Antiques Show in Farmington, CT, the dealer shared his knowledge of this fabulous, hard working, one-of-a-kind folk piece. It’s from Pennsylvania, and is a cornmeal chest. The lid hinges open and reveals 2 large compartments that was used for storing grain. The top is very special to me, because it shows the use of this piece as the bread was made daily. There’s wonderful natural wear on the top surface where the owner rubbed against it as she/he was kneading the dough, and a dark grey area on the right side where the wet towel that cleaned the surface would lay. The nails that dot the front facade add a graphic element to this unique and beloved primitive piece.
48”W x 28.25”H x 17”D
Painted wood exterior, and unpainted interior
Made in Pennsylvania
1 available for pick-up or local delivery
Out of stock