Cupboard

Date: 1800–1850

Geography: Probably made in New Lebanon, New York, United States

Culture: American, Shaker

Medium: Pine

Dimensions: 73 1/4 x 31 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (186.1 x 80.6 x 47.6 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966

Accession Number: 66.10.13

Description

Because it was found in the weaving room of the sister's shop at the New Lebanon, New York, Shaker community, this pine sill-cupboard is sometimes called a "weave-chest." Comprising a recessed cupboard above and a four-drawer chest below, the piece has also been called a "cupboard-chest." The paneled cupboard door is unusually narrow.

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