Primitive Medicine Cabinet
We are very proud to have salvaged this piece and it will look great in an entryway, mud room, kitchen or even the living room or hallway as an accent piece. We totally disassembled this piece as it was in quite a disarray when we found it. However, to keep it's original character, we left all of the original nail holes in place, re-glued all the joints, carefully sanded as to NOT remove the patina and then oiled the wood and applied a white stain to the shelves and trim to really make it pop. We considered rebuilding a door but opted against since we didn't want to guess at its design and thought the interior shelves had such character they should be viewable. Measurements: 13.5"W x 9"Deep x 27.5"H Primitive Medicine Cabinet History: This primitive piece was acquired in Feb 2017 from a picking trip in Alabama. It was most likely a medicine cabinet. While a precise build date is unknown, styling and craftsmanship point to the mid- to late 1800s. In its original form, it had a door and possibly a mirrored front to serve as a shaving cabinet. The towel rack on the lower portion would indicate it served some form of a household utility function. With original nail holes still in place, imagine the hand-crafted design that a farmer, homesteader, tradesman or merchant put into build this piece for the home.