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Little board chest

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This diminutive chest probably was intended for a child, regarded less as a toy than as a means of inculcating adult values of order and neatness. The initials of the original owner (RG) now are covered by an early, tin-plated lock. Like several other chests by Tilden, this example was painted...

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Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund


Object Place

S. Scituate, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 23.5 x 37.5 x 17.8 cm (9 1/4 x 14 3/4 x 7 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pine and white cedar, tin plated iron and lock and hinge




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