Blanket Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1710-1740

GUSN

GUSN-2989

Description

Chest of drawers. Painted wood. Composed of two large real drawers and two false drawers below a deep till. Top consists of rectangular, pin-hinged lid with molded front edge. Painted decoration features black running vines with flowers painted entirely black, black flowers with red disks, and pink flowers against a dark red-brown background Single arch moldings and all original lock escutcheons and pin hinges. Right end of top drawer has original back plate. Rests on front raised ball feet and wide-end boards that form the back supports instead of back feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

blanket chests
case furniture
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
ChestChest

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture

Dimensions

39 x 36 1/2 x 19 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1469

Places


Massachusetts (United States)