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Object Name Cupboard
Date 1780-1810
Description Clothes press. Consists of two parts. Upper section has a projecting cornice and two doors with four shelves inside. The lower section has four drawers with bail handles. Bracket feet. Made in the United States, possibly in New York or New Jersey. Measures 85 inches high x 53 inches wide.
Acquisition From Mrs. Ralph Blomely
Ownership and History "Clothes press" is an early term for the kind of free-standing storage cupboard that might also be referred to as a wardrobe or armoire.

This piece is associated with the Dissosway family of Richmond Valley, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1780
Latest Date 1810
Subjects Antiques
Furniture
Lexicon Sub-category Furniture
Catalog Number F01.0388
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2013.
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