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China Press

​Two-piece walnut china press, secondary wood yellow pine; 2 glass doors of 8 panes each. 4 locks with brass escutcheons; 2 drawers with Hepplewhite oval brass pulls with bail handle; and pair flat paneled doors in lower section. Especially well designed ogee bracket feet with scrolls, etc. Unusual in regional furniture. Deep bold cove cornice at top. Tall piece like much Southern furniture of this period. Said to have come to the Hinsdale family from the Lanes.

Object number: 1971.1.1

Dimensions: 7’ 7-1/2” tall x 18” deep x 46 1/2” wide

Estimated age circa 1770.



What visitors say

Thank you so much for letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.

Henley