Seaman's Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-3193

Description

Seaman's chest. Pine, painted. Rectangular hinged lid with molded edge on a conforming dove-tail constructed box. Grained with red and brown and decorated with green, black, and yellow swags and a heart under the lock; painted with initials and date. Carved wooden bracket handles at sides. Rests on a quarter round molded base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sea chests
case furniture
dovetail joints
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
hearts (motifs)
pine (wood)
Pine
Painted
Dovetail
Heart
CHEST

Inscription

On the front is painted: ""I.A./1800""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

18 x 50 x 18 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.976

Places

Massachusetts (United States)