Spotlight: Hoosier Cabinet
We’ve recently acquired an unusual and exciting piece; an early 20th Century Hoosier Cabinet!
What is a Hoosier Cabinet, you might be asking? Well, it’s a type of cupboard popular in the first decades of the 20th Century. Originally made by the Hoosier Manufacturing Co. in the early 1900s, they were made to meet the needs of the home cook. Around this time, kitchens were not typically made with built-in cabinets. The need for convenient storage and work space in home kitchens was dire, so the Hoosier Cabinet came to save the day. They were highly sought-after pieces for every home until the 1920s, when houses were constructed with built-in kitchen storage.
The Hoosier Cabinet is also known as a Baker’s Cabinet, as they were made with an extended enamel surface, with several cupboards for storage above and below. They often included baking hardware such as a cooling rack or flour bins, or other accessories to store spices and cooking staples. Ours includes a cooling rack and sliding shelf in the lower cabinet, and plenty of drawers and cupboards for kitchen storage.
This beautiful and hard-to-find piece can be yours for just $482. It’s in very good condition for its age; a little wear and tear, but it’s solidly built and still has a ton of life in it. Come check it out at the Furnish Green Showroom!
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