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Sea Chest

1977.396 (RS116636)

Description

Rectangular six board box form with iron strap hinged lid; painted green exterior and white inside; front board canted forward at base; lid with cleated ends; semi-circular grips on sides with hole drilled for rope to pass through; flat basal molding with ogee at topmost edge; box retains one wooden strip nailed to bottom, acting as foot; oval iron escutcheon, box fitted with lock at center front; till with lid on right side interior.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1745-1800
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
case furniture
CHEST, SEA
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
sea chests
Dimensions
17.625 x 18.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.396
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4092

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