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Seaman's Chest

Description

Seaman's chest. Pine, painted. Rectangular hinged lid with molded edge on a conforming dove-tail constructed box. Grained with red and brown and decorated with green, black, and yellow swags and a heart under the lock; painted with initials and date. Carved wooden bracket handles at sides. Rests on a quarter round molded base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Inscriptions
On the front is painted: ""I.A./1800""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
dovetail joints
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
case furniture
CHEST
Dovetail
dovetail joints
Heart
hearts (motifs)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
sea chests
Dimensions
18 x 50 x 18 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.976
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3193

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