Contemporary American Furniture-Pie Pie Safe

The piece from the early 1800s was a wooden kitchen cabinet with some narrow shelves that were closed with doors. Doors were crafted from a variety of materials, including punching boards, irons or screens or textiles. Although a safe cake was made to protect rodents and insects, the construction allowed for air circulation. Air circulation was a positive event as it helped develop molds in stored foods. Modern refrigerators and conservative food chefs had no other way to ensure the freshness and safety of their meals.


The standard American safe cake was on the floor supported by 4 legs. However, in the Dutch region of Pennsylvania, in the 18th century. By the turn of the century, hanging patterns were popular. Some of the crates in this area have been found to have wooden extensions of wood, which allows for the flexibility of the piece being ground or hanging. Normally, the gates of the Pennsylvania region of the Netherlands were not designed for shipbuilding, they showed unique and interesting patterns. By 1830, tin cans were producing quality doors, and cabinets were improving the craftsmanship of more durable cabinets. The production site for these cabinets was Connecticut.

Differences in the region

The type of wood used in construction can identify the region of the country where the wood was safe.

Carolinas and Virginia cabinets typically used yellow pine.

Softwood in Pennsylvania and New England was the preferred wood. In Texas, cake boxes were made using Spanish cedar. Cherry and maple curls are rare in all regions.

Determining value

With many antiquities, this list offers factors that help determine the value and cost of a piece. However, the value is often in the eyes of the beholder, and the cost follows the value. However, here are the main determinants of value.

  • Age
  • The region of the country that has made crafts
  • Construction- For example, chestnut is rarer than pine, oak was rare, common was common
  • Doors built and intricate; low-patterned tin doors will serve more than solid doors
  • The only finishes are unpainted or unpainted, priority colors are red, green and goldenrod
  • Display: The piece can be given to a particular cabinet manufacturer or trainer, or to the person of historical significance who owns the piece at the same time.

Realize the prices

In the 1830s, store records were advertised for cake portfolios between $ 8.00 and $ 12.00.

2013 United States of America, 19th The century, sold with eight paintings and old red paint, was sold for $ 2300.00.

In 2013, an American, nineteenth. In the first half of the century he worked on pine, with side doors, tin doors and sides and a wooden drawer at the bottom which he realized was $ 645.00 at auction.


In the latter part of the century, cake boxes were produced at the factory. They were no longer the unique creations of individual cabinets. Over the centuries, oak became popular wood for producing ice boxes. An ice block was used to store food. This was the beginning of early refrigeration and the end of storing food in a safe pastry.