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Many woodworking shops were active in seventeenth-century New England, and ordinarily the sources of their furniture design can be traced back to specific areas of England. This example is from Ipswitch in Essex County of eastern Massachusetts. The chest is related to those associated with...

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With John L. Coleman, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Purchased by J. Templeman Coolidge about 1891. Gift of J. Templeman Coolidge, August 1, 1929.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge


  • Attributed to Thomas Dennis, American (born in England), 1638–1706
Object Place

Probably Ipswich, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 7


Overall: 77.5 x 112.7 x 48.3 cm (30 1/2 x 44 3/8 x 19 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oak, white pine




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes