German American Wardrobe, 1790-1800

Summary

In the German immigrant areas of Pennsylvania, painted wardrobes with floral scenes were commissioned by prosperous farmers and merchants to show off their wealth and sophistication. This wardrobe is larger and more elaborately decorated than most, retaining much original paint, including extensive faux finishes on the drawer fronts.

In the German immigrant areas of Pennsylvania, painted wardrobes with floral scenes were commissioned by prosperous farmers and merchants to show off their wealth and sophistication. This wardrobe is larger and more elaborately decorated than most, retaining much original paint, including extensive faux finishes on the drawer fronts.

Artifact

Wardrobe (Case furniture)

Date Made

1790-1800

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster county 

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

59.80.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Pine (Wood)
Paint (Coating)

Color

Green
Red
White (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 88.5 in

Width: 88 in

Depth: 23.875 in

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