A Country Red-Painted Pine Diminutive Step-Back Cupboard

Mid-Atlantic States, Mid-to-Late 19th Century

retains a dark, historic surface.

Height 37 1/2 x width 21 x depth 11 3/4 inches.

Provenance:Property of the late Karen Tosterud, Bellaire, Michigan

We are pleased to offer the collection of Karen Renae Tosterud (1947-2020) of Bellaire, Michigan. A Minnesotan by birth and Swedish by heritage, Karen was naturally drawn to Scandinavian antiques, particularly Dala horses, and this sale offers a remarkable range of examples of this traditional child’s toy. But Karen also collected a range of other children’s items and the sale is replete with German pull-toys, Teddy Bears, child’s furniture and folk art, all chosen with a keen eye.


Retains a rich, historic surface. The varnish has blackened and clustered creating a rough-to-the-touch in areas throughout. The backboards retain traces of a paper lining. Old scuffs, marks and scratches consistent with age and use. There is an old 5" x 1" loss along the rear of the proper back right leg.

Estimate: $700 - $900
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