Caster Stand


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.

Date Made: 1790-1815

Location: Currently not on view

Place Used: United States: New England

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Copp Collection, Domestic Furnishings


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Credit Line: Gift of John Brenton Copp

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.006830Catalog Number: 6830Accession Number: 28810

Object Name: stand, caster

Physical Description: glass (overall material)wood (overall material)ivory (overall material)colonial (overall style)Measurements: overall: 9 3/4 in x 6 in; 24.765 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_307965

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