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Dresser from Burns House

Introduction:
This large, plain dressser dates from the late 18th century and is part of the furnishings of the kitchen in Robert Burns' last home in Burns Street, Dumfries. It is typical of the style of domestic furniture which his family would have owned.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.246
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Wood, pine
Dimensions:
Height: 2010 mm width: 1355 mm depth: 530 mm
What:
Dresser
Subject:
Their standard of living was good and they employed a maid servant. Well wishers would often send the family game or country produce and occasionally barrels of oysters.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (associated)
When:
Late 18th century
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Their standard of living was good and they employed a maid servant. Well wishers would often send the family game or country produce and occasionally barrels of oysters.
Description:
Robert Burns and his family moved into this house in May 1793. The house had a parlour, kitchen and two bedrooms and was well furnished and comfortable. The kitchen had a flagged sandstone floor, wall press and a fireplace range for cooking.