Mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine, tulip poplar
Overall: 89 1/2 x 56 x 23 3/4 in. ( 227.3 x 142.2 x 60.3 cm )
Mahogany and mahogany-veneer Federal clothes press; upper case of solid mahogany with projecting cornice and five sliding trays behind two mahogany-veneered doors; mahogany-veneered lower case has three graduated drawers above bracket feet; brass bail handles and other hardware appears to be original; top drawer in lower case has maker's label.
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
maker's label: affixed to outside of tray front: "Tho.s Burling/Cabinet & Chair Maker/No. 56 Beekman Street/New York/Godwin sculpt"
According to tradition, this clothes press was given by Judge David A. Ogden (1770-1829) to his wife, Rebecca Cornell Edwards, whom he married in 1797. They went to Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York in 1811. The clothes press was purchased from Mrs. E.S. Coleman (Emilie Ogden), the great-granddaughter of Judge Ogden.
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