Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1650-1700

GUSN

GUSN-2284

Description

Joined chest. Riven oak, pine, and maple. Atlantic white cedar moldings on panels. Overhanging hinged lid with molded edge and pegged cleats on case. Molded and sawtooth carved top front rail over three recessed panels enclosed by muntins with applied turned split spindles. Center panel with notched-edge double arch carved with stars and geometric applied molding flanked by panels with applied molding set in a diamond pattern, over a lower rail (actually upper drawer rail) carved with sawtooth pattern. The sides with recessed panel diveded by molded muntins. Till in interior. Old blue gray paint.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests (case furniture)
case furniture
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
joining
white cedar (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Oak
Pine
Maple
Joined
Carved
Seventeenth Century
Chest

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

MA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

23 x 53 x 20 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.292

Places

Massachusetts (United States)