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This chest, originally owned by the Warland family of Cambridge, Massachusetts, appears at first glance to be English-made, given its broad proportions, walnut veneers, fluted and canted front corners, recessed inlaid shell, and "slider" (a pull-out shelf in the mid-section used for folding...

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By 1770s, Thomas Warland (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1757-1837). Warland married Elizabeth Bell (1754-1838), then by descent through the family. Sale, Robert C. Eldred, Inc, March 29, 1986, to John Walton, Inc. Antiques. Museum purchase, 1986.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and Otis Norcross Fund


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


179.7 x 107.31 x 54.61 cm (70 3/4 x 42 1/4 x 21 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

American black walnut, burl walnut veneer, eastern white pine




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