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Chest-on-chest

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Reminiscent of a "kast," or cupboard in the Dutch tradition, this monumental chest-on-chest is enriched with a molding between its upper and lower sections, which recalls the ripple molding on seventeenth-century Dutch picture frames. The chest has long been attributed to the shop of Samuel...

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Provenance

descended in the Gray family of Boston for at least four generations; given to the Museum in 1954 by Miss Hope Gray in memory of her father, Samuel S. Gray.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Hope Gray in memory of her father, Samuel S. Gray

1770–75

  • Attributed to Samuel Prince, American, active 1772–1776, died 1778
Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 39

Dimensions

Overall: 209.6 x 130.2 x 64.1 cm (82 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.887

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, yellow-poplar, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes