Joined chest with drawer
Object Place: Probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States
75.88 x 111.76 x 46.99 cm (29 7/8 x 44 x 18 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Oak, maple, pine
Not On View
Small chest with a cleat-pin-hinged lid and with contrasting moldings painted red. The three geometric panels of the front are painted alternately black and red and are divided by pairs of applied split spindles. The drawer is decorated with two rows of small panels, five above and six below, painted red with black borders. The drawer is retained by a heavy channeled rail which overlaps the stiles. On each stile is a large split spindle with an elongated upper finial. The sides are two-paneled, with channeled stiles and rails.
The lid, bottom, and back are pine. The small panels of the drawer are channelings divided by vertical moldings. The entire chest was cleaned and repainted in the Tyler collection before 1932, probably following the original scheme. The lock is a replacement.
Early history unknown; 1937, included in the bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler (Accession Date January 14, 1937)
Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler