Press cupboard

1650–1700


Object Place: Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 19

Dimensions

147.16 x 127.63 x 60.32 cm (57 15/16 x 50 1/4 x 23 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

32.258

Medium or Technique

Red oak, white pine, white cedar, maple (by micro analysis)

On View

Manning House (Gallery LG36)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

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.

Provenance

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".

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler