A Scandinavian Painted Pine Step-Back Cupboard, Dated 1831

having a robust, polychrome-painted dentil cornice with floral spray decorated cupboard doors, one door initialed R.K.S. and the other dated 1831.

Height 75 1/2 x width 65 x depth 20 1/2 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 an attractive, in-use patina and surface. Retains a key. Old scuffs, marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Age cracks visible to the sides and door panels. The cupboard doors may be later and associated. The drawers are rebuilt.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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