about 1770–90

Object Place: Eastern Massachusetts, United States


216.53 x 109.85 x 55.88 cm (85 1/4 x 43 1/4 x 22 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine

Not On View




Case furniture and boxes

Case piece in two sections. Upper case has five graduated drawers each with beaded edges and flanked by fluted pilasters with base and capital moldings; top molding is a row of projecting dentils; broken scroll pediment terminating in leafy carved volutes; plain tympanum; three urn-and-flame finials on molded plinths; lower case includes a tier of four graduated drawers; bracket feet. Brasses possibly original.


Inscribed in chalk on the side of the top wide drawer: "Lamb"
Also so inscribed on side and back of third drawer.
In graphite on bottom of an additional drawer: "Lamb"
Painted on back: "38.28"


Probably made for a member of the extended Lamb family; 1977, given to the Museum by Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond (Accession Date June 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb in memory of Miss Rose Lamb