Six-Board Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12602

Description

Rectangular shape. Flat top with molded edges and applied (nailed) cleats on the sides. Top board hinged to the back board on the interior. dovetailed sides, nailed(?) to the bottom board. Cutout keyhole on the side front, without an escutcheon. Steel lock to clasp. Wrought iron handle attached to a wrought plate that is nailed at the ends of the chest. Painted a dark gray on the exterior.

Details

Descriptive Terms

board chests
case furniture
appliqué (technique)
iron (metal)
nailing
pine (wood)
steel (alloy)
wrought
pine (wood)
Pine
Steel
Iron
Wrought
Applied
Nailed
CHEST

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

12.75 x 16.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1732.1-2