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Miniature Blanket Chest

1991.275 (RS20901)

Description

Six-board chest with overhanging wire-hinged lid; boot-jack feet; fitted with covered till; painted red and decorated with black and yellow striping; the cover decorated with polychrome urn and foliate swag; chest decorated with yellow crows' feet motif at corners, and polychrome foliate swag at front.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Inscriptions
Painted on front of chest: ""J X B"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
blanket chests
case furniture
Chest, Blanket
miniatures (toys)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Swag
swags
Urn
urns
Dimensions
4.125 x 6.75 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.275
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2267

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