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Nancy Goyne Evans
Everyday Things: From Rolling Pins to Trundle Bedsteads

American Furniture 2003

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Kitchen table, southern New England, 1780–1810. Maple with pine top. H. 27 1/2", W. 42 1/2", D. 30 1/2". (Private collection; photo, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Kitchen, or common, side chair, Bergen County, New Jersey, 1800–1830. Maple and ash. H. 40 1/4", W. 19 3/8", D. 18". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of Charles van Ravenswaay.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Lewis Miller, detail of Jacob Laumaster’s Kitchen, York, Pennsylvania, 1814 or later, depicting an incident of 1809. Watercolor. (Courtesy, York County Heritage Trust, Pennsylvania.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Stave bucket, eastern United States, 1790–1830. Pine. H. 11 3/4", Diam. 9 1/4". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of H. Rodney Sharp.) The bail handle is missing.

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Clothespin, a Shaker community in eastern United States, 1800–1860. Wood. L. 6 3/4". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of Mrs. Edward Deming Andrews.)

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    John Lewis Krimmel, Woman Pressing and Folding Laundry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or vicinity, ca. 1819–1820. Watercolor over pencil. Dimensions not recorded. (Courtesy, Winterthur Library: Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera.)

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Covered dough trough, eastern United States, possibly Pennsylvania, 1750–1810. Pine. H. 28", W. 40 1/4", D. 19". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of Mrs. Alfred Harrison.)

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Oven peel, Pennsylvania, 1750–1810. Pine. L. 50 3/4", W. 11 3/4". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Rolling pin, eastern United States, 1750–1800. Walnut. L. 18 3/4", Diam. 2 3/8". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Lewis Miller, detail of Claus Hufschmit at the Butter, York, Pennsylvania, 1814 or later, depicting an incident of 1810. Watercolor. (Courtesy, York County Heritage Trust, Pennsylvania.)

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Salt box, probably decorated by John Drissel, upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1796. Wood. H. 9 7/8", W. 6 1/8", D. 7". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 12
    Figure 12

    Knife box, eastern United States, 1790–1850. Pine. H. 4 1/2", W. 12 3/4", D. 6 3/4". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of H. Rodney Sharp.)

  • Figure 13
    Figure 13

    Bowl attributed to Felix Dominy, East Hampton, Long Island, 1820–1835. Burl apple (by microanalysis). H. 5", Diam. 9 3/8". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of Mrs. Carl Mason [Phoebe Dominy]).

  • Figure 14
    Figure 14

    Hour glass in frame, New England, possibly southeastern Massachusetts, 1780–1820. Maple, glass, leather, and sand. H. 6 7/8 ", Diam. 3 3/4". (Private collection; photo, Winterthur Museum.) The glass has a history of use in the Lafayette Masonic Lodge of Charleton, Massachusetts, which was chartered in 1796 and disbanded ca. 1827.

  • Figure 15
    Figure 15

    Towel roller, eastern United States, 1780–1840. Walnut. H. 9 1/4", W. 19 3/4", D. 5". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 16
    Figure 16

    John Lewis Krimmel, Spinning Wheels and Reels, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or vicinity, ca. 1819. Watercolor over pencil. Dimensions not recorded. (Courtesy, Winterthur Library: Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera.)

  • Figure 17
    Figure 17

    John Lewis Krimmel, Quilting Frolic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or vicinity, 1813. Oil on canvas. 16 7/8 " x 22 3/8". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 18
    Figure 18

     Low-post, or common, bedstead, Massachusetts, 1740–1790. Ash. H. 34 3/4", L. 80", W. 48 3/8". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of Joseph Downs.)

  • Figure 19
    Figure 19

    Trundle bedstead, New England, 1700–1740. Ash with white pine panel (by microanalysis). H. 19 3/4", L. 61", W. 44 1/2". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 20
    Figure 20

    Miniature cradle, probably eastern Massachusetts, 1810–1840. Pine. H. 6", L. 12 5/8", W. 5". (Private collection; photo, Winterthur Museum.) In design and construction this example is similar to a full-size cradle.

  • Figure 21
    Figure 21

    Low stool, eastern United States, 1775–1825. Wood. H. 7 3/4", L. 16 1/4", W. 7 1/4". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of H. Rodney Sharp.)

  • Figure 22
    Figure 22

    Low chest, Pennsylvania, 1765–1810. Pine and yellow poplar. H. 28 1/8", W. 49 1/8", D. 23 1/4". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of H. Rodney Sharp.)

  • Figure 23
    Figure 23

    Candlebox, eastern United States, 1750–1830. Pine. H. 2 7/8 ", L. 14", W. 5 1/4". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of H. Rodney Sharp.)

  • Figure 24
    Figure 24

    Hand bellows by Bulkley and Austin, New Haven, Connecticut, 1800–1830. Probably cherry. H. 2 1/4", L. 21 7/8", W. 8 5/8". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, bequest of Henry Francis du Pont.)

  • Figure 25
    Figure 25

    Fireboard, New England, possibly Sutton, Massachusetts, 1820–1850. White pine. H. 26 1/2", W. 39 1/2". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 26
    Figure 26

    Foot stove, eastern United States, 1790–1830. Walnut and tinned sheet metal. H. 5 3/4", W. 9", D. 7 3/4". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of H. Rodney Sharp.)

  • Figure 27
    Figure 27

    Picture frame, eastern United States, 1790–1830. Wood. H. 10", W. 8". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 28
    Figure 28

    Joseph S. Russell, Dining Room of Dr. Whitridge, Tiverton, Rhode Island, ca. 1848- 1853, depicting a scene of 1814–1815. Watercolor. 7 1/16" x 9 1/2". (Courtesy, New Bedford Whaling Museum.)

  • Figure 29
    Figure 29

    Games board with accessories, southern New England, 1800–1850. Wood and leather. H. 23 5/8", W. 23 5/8" (open), D. 3". (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, gift of Russell Ward Nadeau.)

  • Figure 30
    Figure 30

    Walking stick, eastern United States, possibly southeastern New England, 1800–1830. Curled maple. L. 40 1/2", Diam. 1 1/2" (at head). (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum.)

  • Figure 31
    Figure 31

    Martin box, or house, Kankakee, Illinois, ca. 1917. Illustrated in Joseph H. Dodson, Your Bird Friends and How to Win Them (Kankakee, Ill.: Joseph H. Dodson, 1917), p. 17. (Courtesy, Winterthur Library: Printed Book and Periodical Collection.)

  • Figure 32
    Figure 32

    Anne-Marguerite, Baroness Hyde de Neuville, The Cottage, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1813. Watercolor and graphite. 6 3/4" x 8 1/4". (Collection of the New-York Historical Society.)