Chest with drawer

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1670

GUSN

GUSN-3206

Description

Oak and ebonized maple. Rectangular single board with cleat ends over case with paneled ends. Facade features three recessed panels divided by four pairs of split spindles and a large, horizontal molded ledge over single long drawer with applied moldings at the center; flanked by endposts which also form legs. Old red paint and unrestored slats remain. Single board hinge lid. Leather hinges of lid replace original iron pin hinges. Lid interior inscribed "GRAIN."

Details

Descriptive Terms

dower chests
case furniture
oak (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
walnut (wood)
cedar (wood)
maple (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Oak
Maple
Pine
Cedar
CHEST, BLANKET

Inscription

Painted on the underside of the cover is: ""GRAIN.""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Attributed to Mason, Ralph, 1599-1678/79
Attributed to Messenger, Henry, d. 1681
Attributed to Edsall, Thomas, 1588-1676

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

31 x 46 1/2 x 21 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.989

Places

Massachusetts (United States)