Caster Stand

Description
This wooden table caster stand was owned by the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut during the 19th century. It has a brass handle for carrying and places for four glass bottles and two smaller holes missing implements that are capped with ivory tops. The caster was placed in the center of the dining table and traditionally held dispensers for oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and mustard.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stand, caster
date made
1790-1815
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
colonial (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm
overall: 9 3/4 in x 6 in; 24.765 cm x 15.24 cm
place used
United States: New England
ID Number
DL*006830
catalog number
6830
accession number
28810
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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