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Six-Board Chest

Description

Rectangular shape. Flat top with molded edges and applied (nailed) cleats on the sides. Top board hinged to the back board on the interior. dovetailed sides, nailed(?) to the bottom board. Cutout keyhole on the side front, without an escutcheon. Steel lock to clasp. Wrought iron handle attached to a wrought plate that is nailed at the ends of the chest. Painted a dark gray on the exterior.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1899
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
appliqué (technique)
iron (metal)
nailing
pine (wood)
steel (alloy)
wrought
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Applied
appliqué (technique)
board chests
case furniture
CHEST
Iron
iron (metal)
Nailed
nailing
Pine
pine (wood)
Steel
steel (alloy)
Wrought
wrought
Dimensions
12.75 x 16.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1732.1-2
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12602

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