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Blanket Chest

1991.885 (RS33552)

Description

One drawer chest with cotter-pinned lift lid. Six-boards, with shadow molding above and below drawer and across bottom of base. Very heavy construction, drawer slides on bottom and has original wooden knobs held with wooden pins in shanks. Till with top at right end. Top has thumb-nail molding, original cleats and pin hinges. Original Spanish brown paint; decorated on the front with two 6-petalled circles and four half circles vertically in center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
An 'S' is painted on the front of the case.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
western larch (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
blanket chests
case furniture
CHEST
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Possibly western larch (wood)
Tamarack
Accession Number
1991.885
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2663

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