- WPA furniture
- New Mexican WPA style Armoire
New Mexican WPA style Armoire
New Mexico WPA Style Armoire, ca. 1970's/80's, Spindled doors with raised panels. Has 4 built in drawers and 2 shelves inside for storage. Would make a great guest house piece or for that extra something you want hidden in a beautiful cabinet.
This cabinet is traditional made like the antique furniture of the 1930's with great detail to the carved and painted top.
WPA Stands for:
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was an ambitious employment and infrastructure program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935, during the bleakest days of the Great Depression. Over its eight years of existence, the WPA put roughly 8.5 million Americans to work building schools, hospitals, roads and other public works. Perhaps best known for its public works projects, the WPA also sponsored projects in the arts—the agency employed tens of thousands of actors, musicians, writers, carpenters and other artists.
This New Mexican Armoire (Ropero) was made through this project by carpenters (carpenteros) for public buildings.
Measurements: 7' high at the highest point x 3' 3.5" wide at bottom x 22" deep.