Restored Pie Cabinet – Guest Post

Pie Cabinet brought back to life. Richard writes: My great grandmother’s pie cabinet, used to store paint and chemicals by my grandmother in her basement. Repaired and restored in my garage for our china cabinet. One of the shelves had to be replaced because it was ruined.

[ED: Research says the pie cabinet was likely introduced to the United States by the German people who immigrated to Pennsylvania, better known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. This makes sense because Richard’s ancestors were German. The pie safe was generally kept away from the wood stove so that the food could remain as cool as possible. This one has lost the usual punched tin that would have been in the doors. The narrow slits on the side were probably screened. That way the pies and other food stayed ventilated but pests (except for children) couldn’t get in.]

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