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Clothespress

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The clothespress-used for storing linens and other textiles in many drawers, including some hidden by the doors of the upper case-was a relatively rare form in American furniture. This is one of a small group made in Boston; each features a closed, deeply curved pediment, derived from...

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Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Friends of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

1740–50

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

230.5 x 114.3 x 56.51 cm (90 3/4 x 45 x 22 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.254

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, chestnut, eastern white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes