Attributed to Eliphalet Chapin (American, 1741–1807)
Object Place: Connecticut
Overall: 218.4 x 115.6 x 59.7 cm (86 x 45 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cherry, pine, brass
Not On View
Pediment is detachable; secret compartments in pediment
Said to have descended in the family of Mary Chapin (b. 1763) of Enfield, Connecticut, first cousin of Eliphalet Chapin; by descent to the Childs family, Woodstock, Connecticut; by 1964, sold by the family to Eden Galleries, Longmeadow, Massachusetts [see note 1]; by 1966, Florene Maine, Ridgefield, Connecticut [see note 2]; August 1977, consigned by Maine at Robert Skinner auction, Ridgefield, Connecticut [see note 2] to Robert and Mary Lou Sutter, Mamaroneck, New York; 2017, bequest of the Sutters to the MFA. (Accession date: June 21, 2017)
 Eden Galleries advertisement, The Magazine Antiques, August 1964, p. 155.
 Florene Maine advertisements, The Magazine Antiques, August 1966, p. 143, March 1973, p. 408.
 "Robert Skinner at Ridgefield, Conn.: The Florene Maine Sale," Maine Antique Digest, October 1977, p. 1-B.
Bequest of Robert C. and Mary Lou Sutter