Early American cupboard whose top is swept forward like a hood. A coved cupboard refers to a type of furniture, specifically a storage unit or cabinet, which has a curved or arched design at the top. The term coved refers to a concave or rounded shape, resembling the curves or arches found in architectural features like a cove. In the context of cupboards, it typically describes the top section of the piece, giving it a unique and aesthetic appearance. The coved design is often found in antique or vintage furniture styles.