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Minature Chest

1991.1629 (RS21547)

Description

A rectangular lid with chamfered edges hinged to the conforming case, raised on all four squared legs with cut-out at the feet. Rose-head nail construction. The lid has an iron hasp which closes over the iron loop on the case, and an iron lock and key. The chest is unpainted.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1825
Inscriptions
Inscribed on a paper string tag in ink on the hasp reads: (one side) Key of/Padlocked/ Minature/Chest . (Otherside- in ink) Blue Cupboard (and on a printed sticker) 522 .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
chamfering
iron (metal)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
case furniture
Chamfered
chamfering
CHEST, MINATURE
chests (case furniture)
Iron
iron (metal)
Maple
miniatures (toys)
Pine
pine (wood)
Possibly maple (wood)
Dimensions
7.125 x 6.375 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1629
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3129

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