Friday, July 1, 2011

New Acquisitions: Drying Racks

Clarke House Museum has just acquired two circa 1850 wood drying racks. The pieces were purchased by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Illinois from a source in Maryland. Both are painted pine with simple lines and carved feet. The Clarkes would have hung towels or herbs to dry behind the kitchen stove and Mrs. Clarke may have used a rack for towels in her bed chamber. Check out these new pieces on your next visit to Clarke House Museum.

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