1685-1690 American (Massachusetts) Court cupboard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - From the curators' comments: "The cupboard--used to store textiles and to display silver, glass, ceramics, and other costly wares--was among the most expensive and prominent articles of domestic furniture. This example is richly embellished with almost the full vocabulary of seventeenth-century ornament..."
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Mahogany work table, 1800-10. Furniture forms became increasingly specialized in the late-eighteenth century. This worktable was made especially for women, to store sewing equipment and materials. It has two drawers and a sliding frame that holds the attached bag. MFA