"Taunton Chest" Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1725-1750

GUSN

GUSN-2304

Description

Overhanging molded rectangular lid with cotter-pin hinges, on case with single drawer, molded base, half round molding outlines case front and drawer; painted red-brown and decorated with fruit tree over two spread-wing birds in white, red, brown.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests (case furniture)
boxes (containers)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Box

Inscription

Typed jelly jar label on inner left side of drawer: ""Decorated box made by Robert Crossman[sic] of Taunton. Desc. in Macomber fam. of Taunton untill[sic] sold at auction by Herbert Macomber, Executor. It remained in Taunton till 1954.""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Attributed to Crosman, Robert, 1707-1799 (Cabinetmaker)

Location of Origin

Taunton, MA, USA

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

10 x 17 x 9 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.312

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