Frank J. Kravic, Glastonbury, Connecticut; Vogel Collection no. NVN27.
Thomas Sulman (1647-1683) lived in Norwich, Connecticut. Mary E. Perkins noted in Old House of Antient Town of Norwich: 1660-1800, (Norwich, CT: Press of the Bulletin Co., 1895), p. 193 that his house was opposite side of Long Hill road. the inventory is a wonderful snapshot of a late seventeenth century Connecticut household. It makes reference to a number of various pieces of furniture including a ‘Great Chest valued at £15 and a small table and a great table cloth valued at £19. The most interesting item of note is a “Rugg + blankett” valued at £7. This may be the earliest mention of use of a bed rug in America.