- Made in New York, New York, United States
- Mahogany, mahogany veneer, gilded brass with yellow poplar, white pine
- 93 x 58 x 26 1/2 in. (236.2 x 147.3 x 67.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Maria Dehon Polk, 1941
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Although similar to an English wardrobe, this specific form is called a “French press” in the New York City book of prices for cabinetwork of 1810, a publication that set the wages for journeyman furniture makers. Behind the beautifully veneered doors are two sets of three sliding trays separated by two tiers of drawers. In contrast, a wardrobe was divided into an upper section with cupboard doors and a lower section with three drawers.