Woodwork of a Room from the Colden House, Coldenham, New York

Date: ca. 1767

Geography: Made in Orange County, Coldenham, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Pine

Dimensions: 252 x 213 x 113 in. (640.1 x 541 x 287 cm)

Classification: Architecture

Credit Line: Purchase, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, by exchange, 1940

Accession Number: 40.127


The woodwork in this room came from a large stone house, in Coldenham, New York. The original owner was Cadwallader Colden Jr. According to a date inscribed on one of the stones of the structure, Colden built the structure in 1767. This parlor comes from the front left side of the house. The treatment of its walls exemplifies a well-developed, late eighteenth-century trend of paneling only the fireplace wall of a room and covering the remaining walls with plaster between the dado and cornice.