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This chest was considered an extremely important piece of American, late Baroque furniture from the 1930s until the 1960s, when close examination and x-rays revealed several alterations. The legs, finials, and brass hardware all have been replaced, and the gilding on the carved shells has been...

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Provenance

Early history unknown; probably owned in the Springfield, Massachusetts, area, about 1915; purchased by the Museum from Maurice Reuben, Colonial Antique Shop, Charles Street, Boston, in June 1931 for $2,750.

Credit Line

Julia Knight Fox Fund

1739

Object Place

Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 54

Dimensions

228.6 x 105.41 x 54.61 cm (90 x 41 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

31.432

Medium or Technique

Walnut, satinwood and ebony inlay, white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes