From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia
Origin/Purchase: Monticello Joinery
Materials: walnut and poplar
Dimensions: 57.1 x 57.8 x 20.3 (22 1/2 x 22 3/4 x 8 in.)
Location: South Square Room
Provenance: Septimia Anne Randolph Meikleham; by descent to Mrs. H.P. Meikleham; by bequest to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 1957
Accession Number: 1938-3
Historical Notes: A descendant reported that this small cabinet was made in the Monticello joinery to hold dolls' clothes for Septimia Anne Randolph, one of Jefferson's granddaughters. The interior contains two shelves with edges ornamented by a scratch-molded double bead. The glazed door, with four panes, has sash moulding that is similar to the treatment on the petit-format bookcase in the collection of the Winterthur Museum. A concealed hole for a staple reveals that the cabinet was intended to be wall mounted.