Joined chest with drawer

1680–1710


Object Place: Probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 12

Dimensions

75.88 x 111.76 x 46.99 cm (29 7/8 x 44 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.91

Medium or Technique

Oak, maple, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

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.

Provenance

Early history unknown; 1937, included in the bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler (Accession Date January 14, 1937)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler