Wardrobe

Date:
1835-1840

An American Empire armoire. The primary wood is mahogany, and the secondary woods are cypress and poplar. The front two feet are carved as animal paws. There are brass hinges on the doors. The two side closets bear the original knobs inside.

Description (physical):

90"h, 64"w, 21"d

Identifier:
C.317.002
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Wardrobe

Date:
c.1870 - 1880

An Eastlake armoire believed to have been brought into the museum's "Aillet House" when Anatole and Leocadie Aillet moved into the home in 1880. Burl maple inset panels on door and drawers. One drawer lock and escutcheon plate are missing. The piece is machine made with unusual round dovetailing.

Description (physical):

103"h, 19"w, 50"l

Location:
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Identifier:
1998.009.001
Institution:
West Baton Rouge Museum

Empire Style Wardrobe

Date:
c. 1845

A wardrobe was essential to hold clothing and other personal articles since it was not customary to have closets in homes in the mid-1800s. Mr. Lincoln used this walnut wardrobe in his bedroom. He sold it at the 1861 moving sale held shortly before leaving for Washington.

Description (physical):

Wood. H 211 cm, W 158 cm, D 62.5 cm

Location:
426 S. 7th St.Springfield,Illinois 62701
Identifier:
2010.0001.0002
Institution:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site