Quintessentially American Furniture Forms
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This Art Deco-style Hoosier cabinet was advertised by Rejuvenation.The one I write about here is similar, though more charming.July 4, 2018 Instead of planning a day off today, I filled my schedule with business-related meetings.
I'm facing too many deadlines over the coming weeks, trying to slot myself into limited openings in my clients' schedules (amid their travels for vacation and work, family weddings and deaths, and the unpredictable movements of their electricians and other contractors on whom my own work depends) as I prepare for a series of work-related trips in July and August.
One of today's meetings was to look at an old Hoosier cabinet.The owners are frantically packing for a job-related move and won't have room for the Hoosier in their new home.Knowing that I wrote a book on Hoosier cabinets, they contacted me in case I might want it.
Mrs.Christine Frederick's Meal and Salad Chart still hangs on the cabinet's right-upper door.As a peculiarly American furniture form, the Hoosier struck me as an apt way to start my work day on our nation's anniversary.
Hoosier cabinets were invented in the late-19th century, when increasing numbers of middle-class women returned to their kitchens in response to...