Blanket Chest Bureau

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1710-1740

GUSN

GUSN-2819

Description

William and Mary black-painted blanket chest with two drawers, its molded rectangular top hinged, opening to blanket chest, its front with similated drawers to match two real drawers below, all with raised single-arch moldings and base drop handles (replaced) and escutcheons, all on heavily molded frame, surmounting front board with boldly beaded edge, the legs formed from square corner post with front legs terminating in turnip feet, old black paint over red original; iron strap hinges on lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

blanket chests
chests of drawers
case furniture
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Brass
Iron
Painted
William and Mary
Chest, Blanket

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

43 1/4 x 37 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1270