coat-tree hall tree

1987.006.001

Catalog Date: 
03/15/2004
Gparent: 
2: Building Furnishings
Classes: 
clothing storage
Collection: 
Cyrus and Mary Ellen Jacobs Collection
Date: 
1864-1907
Object Name: 
Coat-tree
Owned: 
Cyrus Jacobs
Parent: 
Furniture
People: 
Jacobs, Cyrus Coscorrosa, Petra Belanstegni Coscorrant, Debbie Milholland, Don
Provenance: 
This hall tree belonged the Jacobs'. Petra Coscorrosa bought it from Hermenegilda for $5. Before she died, she asked that Debbie Coscorrosa give it back. Petra said "Senator Borah hung his hat on this the day he got married."
Record As: 
Gift
Record Date: 
1/1/87
Record From: 
Petra Belanstegni Coscorrosa
Subjects: 
Coats clothing and dress clothes hangers furniture seating
This piece of furniture is a coat-tree made from red or white oak. It has two L-shaped arms and four plain, flat legs. The specific type of oak is difficult to determine because the wood has a finish on it. An unfinished piece of pine backs the mirror. Supposedly, this coat-tree is original to the Cyrus Jacobs house. The original paint is still visible in the grain of the wood and underneath the seat. Jak's Stripping & Refinishing Center in Garden City, Idaho, refinished the coat-tree in August of 1996.
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