Blanket Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1840

GUSN

GUSN-2705

Description

Pine blanket chest, with a rectangular lid with molded edge and cleats on a case with a single long drawer with turned wood pulls. On raised, shaped "bootjack" ends and shaped front apron. Grain-painted in yellow and brown-red to simulate pine. Drawer edge painted to simulate inlay.

Details

Descriptive Terms

blanket chests
case furniture
graining
dovetail joints
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Iron
Dovetail
Painted
Grain painted
Chest, Blanket

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

grai

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

33 1/2 x 39 x 19 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.930