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Chest with drawers

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Made in western Connecticut by joiners from generations of woodworking families who immigrated to that rural area, this and related chests share abstracted vine motifs that spread across the fronts. A rare feature of this chest-likely made as a dower chest and given for a marriage-is that it...

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By tradition, and as the carved name implies, made for Mary Pease (1688-1724) of Enfield, Connecticut, at or near the time of her marriage to Thomas Abbe in 1714. Later history unknown; lent by Charles Hitchcock Tyler, October 3, 1928; included in his 1932 bequest to the Museum.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

about 1714

Object Place

Enfield, Connecticut, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 16


Overall: 105.4 x 114 x 52.1 cm (41 1/2 x 44 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oak, pine




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes