- Attributed to Thomas Affleck (1740–1795)
- Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Mahogany, yellow pine, eastern white cedar, tulip poplar
- 91 3/8 x 44 5/8 x 24 3/4 in. (232.1 x 113.3 x 62.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1950
- Accession Number:
Clothes presses, common in England, were rarely made in colonial Philadelphia. The design of this one was influenced by plates in Thomas Chippendale’s "Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director" (1754 and 1762 eds.). The doors of the upper section hide twelve drawers; those of the lower section, three sliding trays. The sliding shelf in between was for folding the clothes to be stored inside.