Object Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
147.16 x 127.63 x 60.32 cm (57 15/16 x 50 1/4 x 23 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Red oak, white pine, white cedar, maple (by micro analysis)
Manning House (Gallery LG36)
This cupboard descended in the Alden family of Duxbury. Characteristic of furniture from this area, it features serrated (sawtooth) moldings, gouged-line ornament, spindles, and applied moldings in a diamond pattern. Cupboards held textiles and other goods, in its compartments and lower drawers, while objects of silver, glass, and ceramic were displayed proudly on its top.
There is a note attached to the back of a drawer stating "This cabinet came over in the Ship May Flower in 1620 / Albert Alden".
Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler