Wood music cabinet with mirror from the Sugg McDonald house

Owned by
Sugg, William, American, 1828 - 1889
Sugg, Mary Elizabeth, American, 1839 - 1915
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
wood, metal and glass
H x W:: 47 × 19 1/4 × 15 in. (119.4 × 48.9 × 38.1 cm)
cabinets (case furniture)
Place collected
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1905
Wood mahogany music cabinet (2014.316.1a) with beveled glass mirror (2014.316.1b) set vertically on top of the cabinet. The mirror has a straight bottom edge, rounded sides, and a rounded top with a broken finial. The cabinet has carved cabriole legs in front and straight legs in back. The legs have several nails hammered on the sides for support. The feet of the front legs are carved in the cloven style. The front of the cabinet has door with an acanthus leaf carved into it at the bottom. There are shelves inside the door.
African American
American West
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob and Sherri Brennan in memory of Vernon Sugg McDonald
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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