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CORNER CUPBOARD

1845 - 1855

Oglethorpe County, Georgia

Yellow pine with paint

HOA: 86 3/4", WOA: 44", DOA: 24"

MESDA Purchase Fund (acc. 5422)

 

This grain-painted corner cupboard was among the earliest furnishings at White Oak Plantation, the Dozier family home built c. 1840 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. 

Augustus Dozier (1807 - 1902) was born in Columbia County, Georgia and settled in nearby Oglethorpe County.  Primarily a farmer, Augustus was also a surveyor.  By the Civil War he owned 750 acres and eighteen slaves, placing him among Georgia's upper middling class. 

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