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).
Gift of Mrs. Katharine Prentis Murphy
This 17th 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.
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