Thought the Puritans Were Dour? Think Again!

Brandy Culp, Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and Beth Harris discuss a Court Cupboard (1665-73, red oak with cedar and maple (moldings), northern white cedar and white pine) at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. This worldly and even garish cupboard defies our assumptions about the gloomy aesthetics of Puritanical life.