Plymouth or Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Red oak, eastern white pine, Atlantic white cedar, eastern red cedar, black walnut, maple
56 x 49 3/4 x 23 in. (142.2 x 126.4 x 58.4 cm)
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1950 (50.20.3)
Large, imposing, and expensive, cupboards such as this one were placed in the parlor or hall and used to store textiles, vessels, and utensils used at mealtime. The maker of this example broke up the rectilinear form by the selective application of turnings, moldings, and paint. The serrated moldings and distinctive turnings are characteristic of case furniture linked through family histories to Plymouth County.