Sea Chest

Date

1745-1800

GUSN

GUSN-4092

Description

Rectangular six board box form with iron strap hinged lid; painted green exterior and white inside; front board canted forward at base; lid with cleated ends; semi-circular grips on sides with hole drilled for rope to pass through; flat basal molding with ogee at topmost edge; box retains one wooden strip nailed to bottom, acting as foot; oval iron escutcheon, box fitted with lock at center front; till with lid on right side interior.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sea chests
accessories
case furniture
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Painted
CHEST, SEA

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

17.625 x 18.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.396