Antique pie safe cupboards are tall, narrow wooden structures that housed pies, bread or other food items. The top portion has cupboard doors made out of screen or tin punched with holes to let air pass to the food inside, while keeping out bugs.
The design for pie safe cabinets probably came over with early German settlers migrating to Pennsylvania. These cabinets were made of locally available wood, with hardwood exteriors and softer wood for interior shelves. Pie safes were a convenient way to hold food and keep it from molding.
As of 2015, antique and new pie shelves provide extra storage in many areas of the home. Buyers can find antique or replica pie safe cupboards at auctions, antique stores or from online sellers.