kassen (wardrobes)

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Scope note
Wardrobes that are a typically American variations on the 17th-century Netherlandish kast or large cupboard; made by Dutch settlers in the Hudson and Delaware valleys about 1675-1750 and more widely into the 19th century. Generally have two raised paneled doors, and a heavy overhanging cornice with a drawer or drawers below; sometimes decoratively painted with grisaille panels and fruit.
kassen
Accepted term: 20-May-2024