Blanket chest

Object Number: 
1964.8
Date: 
1690-1720
Medium: 
White oak, pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 31 1/4 x 47 3/4 x 22 1/4 in. ( 79.4 x 121.3 x 56.5 cm )
Description: 
Oak chest with rectanular lid with applied half-round molding; front has three inset double-arched panels with molded surrounds and central applied drop; panels flanked by four sets of three turned and applied spindles; triglyphs applied above end spindles; paneled sides; straight feet have two grooves and are extensions of stiles; interior storage till (replaced).
Gallery Label: 
This seventeenth-century Massachusetts chest exhibits a number of restorations, including later spindles and triglyphs, lid, and till. The double arch design is characteristic of chests made in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group