Court Cupboard, Owned by Hannah Barnard, 1710-1720

Summary

This court cupboard is remarkable because it was made for a woman and prominently features her name. It held newlywed Hannah Barnard's precious household belongings -- silver or pewter, ceramics, and linens. In addition to providing storage space, the gloriously decorated cupboard symbolized Hannah's wealth and status and served as a vibrant work of art in her Hadley, Massachusetts home.

This court cupboard is remarkable because it was made for a woman and prominently features her name. It held newlywed Hannah Barnard's precious household belongings -- silver or pewter, ceramics, and linens. In addition to providing storage space, the gloriously decorated cupboard symbolized Hannah's wealth and status and served as a vibrant work of art in her Hadley, Massachusetts home.

Artifact

Court cupboard

Date Made

1710-1720

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Hadley 

Creator Notes

Made by an unknown maker in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

36.178.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Pine (Wood)
Oak (Wood)
Paint (Coating)

Color

Black (Color)
Brown
Cream (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 61.125 in

Width: 50 in

Length: 22 in

Inscriptions

On front: HA/NN/AH/ BA/RN/AR/D

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