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Blanket chest

Blanket chest
Blanket chest
White oak, pine
Overall: 31 1/4 x 47 3/4 x 22 1/4 in. ( 79.4 x 121.3 x 56.5 cm )
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).
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Katharine Prentis Murphy
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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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group