Joined chest with drawers


Object Place: Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 8


Overall: 81.4 x 136.2 x 53 cm (32 1/16 x 53 5/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oak, cedar, maple

Not On View




Case furniture and boxes

The rooms in seventeenth-century houses were few and small, and multi-purpose furniture was essential. Chests provided a place for sleeping and sitting, storage space for textiles, and often a lidded compartment (or till) for small articles. This chest, inscribed with the initials AC for the original owner, also has two drawers below the chest section, providing additional room for smaller items.


The initials "AC" are carved on panels of top rail above cental lozenge. Also a pencil inscription on back.


Probably made for an original owner with the initials "AC"; 1928, lent by Hollis French, May 31; 1940, gift of Hollis French (Accession Date October 10, 1940)

Credit Line

Gift of Hollis French