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Chest

Decorative Arts

CULTURE American
MEDIUM Decorated pine
DATES 1710-1725
DIMENSIONS 28 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 43 in. (72.4 x 47 x 109.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptons
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 66.70
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION American. Chest, 1710-1725. Decorated pine, 28 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 43 in. (72.4 x 47 x 109.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 66.70. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.70_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 66.70_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Decorated pine blanket chest with one drawer. The legs are cut in a simple half-circle from the end boards. A two-part half-round molding is used at either end of the front and to separate the drawer from the chest area. Below the drawer a thick plain molding is attached. The chest is decorated with an overall floral pattern which consists of a plant or tree-of-life and begins at the bottom of the center of the drawer and branches out over the drawer and chest area in a simple white line terminating at many places in petal flowers and tulip forms. The sides are plain, stained the same reddish-brown as the front. The mustard center, and the round - petalled flowers have blue petals with a brasses, in the original holes, are in the Queen Anne style. It was made in Taunton, Massachusetts. Condition: Completely worn and rotted where the lock originally was, otherwise minor wear but condition essentially good.
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American. <em>Chest</em>, 1710-1725. Decorated pine, 28 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 43 in. (72.4 x 47 x 109.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 66.70. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.70_acetate_bw.jpg)