Blanket Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

GUSN

GUSN-2663

Description

One drawer chest with cotter-pinned lift lid. Six-boards, with shadow molding above and below drawer and across bottom of base. Very heavy construction, drawer slides on bottom and has original wooden knobs held with wooden pins in shanks. Till with top at right end. Top has thumb-nail molding, original cleats and pin hinges. Original Spanish brown paint; decorated on the front with two 6-petalled circles and four half circles vertically in center.

Details

Descriptive Terms

blanket chests
case furniture
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
western larch (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Tamarack
Painted
CHEST

Inscription

An 'S' is painted on the front of the case.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.885