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1991.292 (RS180509)

Description

Joined chest. Riven oak, pine, and maple. Atlantic white cedar moldings on panels. Overhanging hinged lid with molded edge and pegged cleats on case. Molded and sawtooth carved top front rail over three recessed panels enclosed by muntins with applied turned split spindles. Center panel with notched-edge double arch carved with stars and geometric applied molding flanked by panels with applied molding set in a diamond pattern, over a lower rail (actually upper drawer rail) carved with sawtooth pattern. The sides with recessed panel diveded by molded muntins. Till in interior. Old blue gray paint.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1650-1700
Location of origin
MA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
joining
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
white cedar (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
case furniture
Chest
chests (case furniture)
Joined
joining
Maple
maple (wood)
Oak
oak (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Seventeenth Century
white cedar (wood)
Dimensions
23 x 53 x 20 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.292
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2284

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