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Board chest with drawer

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This six-board chest, entirely of pine, is of nailed board construction and contains a single drawer. The lid is attached with staple hinges and has cleats at each end. The front board has four bands of horizontal molding; the simple upper and lower ones painted black, and the two triple...

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The front board is carved at the top with the date "1702" above the initials "RG."


This chest bears the initials "RG," probably for its original, unknown, owner; subsequent history unklnown until acquired by the collector Charles Hitchcock Tyler; 1928, lent by Charles Hitchcock Tyler, October 3, 1928; 1932, included in his bequest to the Museum (Accession Date September 1, 1932)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler


Object Place

Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 13


80.64 x 125.73 x 41.59 cm (31 3/4 x 49 1/2 x 16 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Yellow pine




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes