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Chest-on-frame

Date:
1670–1700
Geography:
Made in Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
White oak, yellow pine, white pine, poplar, maple
Dimensions:
35 5/8 x 26 1/2 x 18 1/8 in. (90.5 x 67.3 x 46 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. Woodhull Overton, 1969
Accession Number:
69.209
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 708
What purpose this small lift-top chest with a drawer on high legs was intended to serve is not entirely clear. It may have been what is designated in period inventories as a “chamber table,” used in a bedroom as a washstand or possibly to store chamber pots.
Chauncey C. Nash, Milton, Massachusetts, by 1921; Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Tuxedo Park, New York, by 1928–died 1951; her daughter, Mrs. J. Woodhull Overton, Newburgh, New York, 1952–1969
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