More like pie safes of the 15% but 1% has more punch.
Pie safes are one of those ubiquitous items that seem to be found in almost every antiques mall in the US. Just like those cobalt viobots (violin bottles) with ears (tuning pegs):
There is such a wide distribution of these two items that I have a theory that they are required, it not by law, then by the secret cabals that run all the antiques malls in 46 of the lower 48 states. (They’ve been driven out of New Hampshire and Oklahoma.)
Pie safes have been around since the 1700’s protecting high value foods from whatever pests and vermin that have chosen to dwell in the encompassing dwelling. I have a previous blog with too much information and too many pictures HERE.
Most pie safes look ordinary and plain, not unlike this one:
But the elite 17% can’t be expected to use ordinary pie safes, they need something a bit more interesting. Because they can afford it.
Like this one:
And since it is a superior pie safe, it has dovetailed drawers:
(It wouldn’t be my blog without dovetails.)
And a fancy punched tin to match:
I worked very hard to find the word fylfot. I was trying to avoid swirling swastika or pinwheel. I knew the phonetics of the word but not the spelling. I looked at hundreds of images before I found a picture of the cover of Furniture in the Southern Style by Robert W. Lang and Glen D. Huey. Seeing the cover, I walked over to the bookshelf and found my copy, looked on page 144 and found the word fylfot. A quick google search showed me fylfot translates as swastika. Ya can’t win…
Fylfot was also used in the auction listing had I bothered to read it.
As we enter a new era, I wanted to show a pie safe from the other 17% as represented by this safe: