||This wardrobe of painted
and gilded wood, dating from 1875, may be the one originally located in the
day nursery in Tower House. It is inscribed ‘Willielmus Burges Me Fieri
Fecit Anno Salutis MDCCCLXXV’.
The main section of the wardrobe is divided into nine panels, arranged in a
square grid. Each panel, hinged from below and opening to form a small
shelf, is painted with a comic scene relating to the Fall of Adam. In the
central panel we find Adam, partially clothed after his expulsion from
Paradise. In the panel above him is the Vanquishing Angel. In the other
seven panels Adam is presented with suitable items to hide his nakedness:
long-johns, stockings, a vest, a shirt, shoes and boots, a cloak, and a hat.