“Hoosier” Style Cabinet
Although there was a Hoosier Company that made these kitchen cabinets, there were others such as Wilson and Boone as well. Since all these companies were located in Indiana, “Hoosier” became a generic term for any multi-purpose kitchen cabinet made from 1890-1930.
This one was made from quarter sawn white oak recovered from a Woodstock, VA, barn. It incorporates Wilson hardware that was rescued from an old rotted cabinet. All the hardware on the top section, save the long door latch and the tambour lift, are antique and re-nickel plated by Electroplate Rite of Dublin, VA. All the hardware on the lower section is reproduction Wilson stock.
There is no enamel top, since the company making the reproductions of such folded in the recent economic downturn. Apparently, though, some of the earlier “Hoosiers” had wooden work tables, and this one has one made of recycled oak. It also sports stained glass panels in the upper doors.
“Hoosier” cabinets are enjoying a strong resurgence of interest, and reproduction accoutrements are available (such as sugar jars). Perhaps you have collected some originals that need a cabinet like this one upon which to display them! A unit like this one is often used for wine and cheese serving at get-togethers. An oak/walnut cutting board is provided in the lower cabinet. $1200