mid 1800's
70 in HIGH x 24 in WIDE x 22 in DEEP
(177.80 cm HIGH x 60.96 cm WIDE x 55.88 cm DEEP)
Gift of W. J. Chynowith

California Kitchen

Cabinet. Material: wood. Shape: rect. Color: grey brown. Period or Date: mid 1800's. Description: a two compartment food safe or china cupboard. The top has shelves, on paper linen dated 1881. The bottom section is wider & had shelves too. Top - 12". From the History Information Station: Along with the other cupboard in this exhibit, this was used in the mid-19th century in a house in Amador City, California. Except for very fancy houses, most homes were built without pantries or closets until the turn of the 20th century, so food and dishes were stored in freestanding cupboards, Such cupboards could be purchased, but, like this one, they were usually made at home.

Used: food | California

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