Project Description

Ulster County, New York, late-18th century
Maple, gumwood, and sycamore
Collection of Friends of Historic Kingston

This kast features pilasters on the stiles and rectangles on the base for ornamentation, rather than the panels and diamonds seen on other examples in the exhibition. The wood has been stripped and refinished. It has a faint tiger-striped figure and amber tone. The bevel-cut door panels on this kast are a simple design, common, according to Peter Kenny, to case furniture and interior room paneling from the late colonial and federal period in America. The image below shows how the sides of the base are dovetailed to the front and back.

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