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Joined chest with drawers

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The rooms in seventeenth-century houses were few and small, and multi-purpose furniture was essential. Chests provided a place for sleeping and sitting, storage space for textiles, and often a lidded compartment (or till) for small articles. This chest, inscribed with the initials AC for the...

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Inscription

The initials "AC" are carved on panels of top rail above cental lozenge. Also a pencil inscription on back.

Provenance

Probably made for an original owner with the initials "AC"; 1928, lent by Hollis French, May 31; 1940, gift of Hollis French (Accession Date October 10, 1940)

Credit Line

Gift of Hollis French

1650–1700

Object Place

Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 8

Dimensions

Overall: 81.4 x 136.2 x 53 cm (32 1/16 x 53 5/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

40.608

Medium or Technique

Oak, cedar, maple

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes