Sea chest

Object Number: 
1937.179
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Pine, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 3/4 x 32 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. ( 40 x 82.6 x 37.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular pine chest painted gray-green; applied molding overhangs sides; wrought iron hinges; lock with key.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this chest belonged to Robert Bennett (c. 1732-1813), great-grandfather of the donor. Bennett came to America from England as a boy and worked as a branch pilot in New York harbor for 50 years.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Deborah A. Fraser
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group