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Blanket Chest Bureau

1991.1270 (RS25696)

Description

William and Mary black-painted blanket chest with two drawers, its molded rectangular top hinged, opening to blanket chest, its front with similated drawers to match two real drawers below, all with raised single-arch moldings and base drop handles (replaced) and escutcheons, all on heavily molded frame, surmounting front board with boldly beaded edge, the legs formed from square corner post with front legs terminating in turnip feet, old black paint over red original; iron strap hinges on lid.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1710-1740
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
blanket chests
Brass
brass (alloy)
case furniture
Chest, Blanket
chests of drawers
Iron
iron (metal)
Painted
painting (coating)
William and Mary
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
43 1/4 x 37 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1270
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2819

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