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Dower chest

1991.554 (RS85704)

Description

Blanket chest with hinged lid; thumb-nail molded edge. Single drawer with fancy cut-out skirt. Sides have half-circle cut-outs for feet. Black and salmon freehand decoration over dry red. Drop pull handles.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Lane, Samuel (Workshop, attributed)
Date
1710-1740
Inscriptions
Painted in center of the single drawer: A.B. Two jelly labels at inside of drawer: 1. Typed label at left side: Chest from Hampton, N.H./Compare decoration with cupboard in Garvan Coll./inscribed Sarah Rowell [underlined],/who married/[rubbed out] of Hampton. 2. Handwritten label (by NFL) at right side: Purchased at/Oliver Williams/auction, July 26,/1966/New England chest/circa 1730.
Location of origin
Hampton Falls, NH, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
dovetail joints
nailing
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Branch
case furniture
CHEST, BLANKET
Dovetail
dovetail joints
dower chests
foliation (pattern)
Geometric
geometric patterns
Nailed
nailing
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Vine
vines
Dimensions
33 x 44 x 17.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.554
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8357
Reference Notes
------------. "Ceramic Chinoiserie," Antiques Magazine, August 1941,. [No Publisher].

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