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Blanket Chest

Description

Rectangular; three front panels are carved with eagles and crowns. Sides have Chippendale brass handles.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1650-1700
Inscriptions
Inscribed on iron brace on underside of top: ""Wm. So. Birw""
Location of origin
Europe
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
oak (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
blanket chests
Brass
brass (alloy)
Carved
carving (processes)
case furniture
CHEST, BLANKET
Crown
crowns (headdresses)
Eagle
Oak
oak (wood)
Dimensions
26.563 x 42.25 x 23 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.226
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
4363

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