The History Society’s Dutch “Kassekasten” or simply “Kas” (using the Dutch word for cupboard) dates to the mid-17th century and is known to have been imported to this country by the Elting family of Wiltwick (Kingston). It passed through several ownerships until it was donated to the Crawford House by a director of the Newburgh Historical Society. Such pieces were known in the Hudson Valley in the 19th century, but there is no record of the Crawford family owning one.
Now our Kas will be receiving some extra attention. Continue reading