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)



Medium: Decorated pine

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Dimensions: 28 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 43 in. (72.4 x 47 x 109.2 cm)


Accession Number: 66.70

Image: 66.70_acetate_bw.jpg,

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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