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Blanket Chest

Blanket Chest
Title
Blanket Chest
Date 
ca. 1787
Medium 
Walnut, pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 52 1/2 x 23 in. ( 72.4 x 133.4 x 58.4 cm )
Description 
Rectangular walnut chest; rectangular lid with molded rim; front has applied carved and inlaid shell and inlaid "A S 1787,"; applied mid molding above three lipped drawers; molded base on shaped bracket feet with carved and inlaid shell pendant at center.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Object Number 
1963.171
Marks 
inlaid: "AS1787"
Gallery Label 
The bottoms of two of the feet of this chest have been replaced.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group