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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...

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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

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)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes