Sea chest

Sea chest
Title
Sea chest
Date 
1640-1720
Medium 
Pine, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 53 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. ( 52.7 x 136.5 x 54 cm )
Description 
Painted six-board chest with front and back sloping outward from top to bottom; front and back boards rabbeted to receive ends, and nailed; lift top with end battens; front painted with two floral medallions on reddish-brown background; images inside medallions obscured; two interior storage tills; wrought iron handles, oval lock plate, and strap hinges.
Credit Line 
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Object Number 
1949.157
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this sea chest is believed to have been owned by Captain Increase Holly, son of John Holly, who came from England and settled in Stamford, Connecticut in 1642. The Hollys are ancestors of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group