Corner cupboard


Title
Corner cupboard
Description
In many elite houses of the 1700s, cupboards were built into rooms. William King probably used his skills as a cooper, or barrel-maker, to build the two large cabinets in the hall of his home. Later, house carpenters and cabinetmakers made freestanding cupboards for already existing houses. This cupboard was built in Bertie County around the same time as Mr. King's house. It also has a rounded or "barrel" back. It used to be painted blue, probably to match the color of its original home. Date approximated.
Date
1760-1780
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
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