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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.
On the front is painted: ""I.A./1800""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
18 x 50 x 18 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)