Joined chest with two drawers
Object Place: Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Overall: 95.3 x 110.5 x 49.5 cm (37 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)
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Large chest with two drawers carved throughout with Hadley tulip-and-vine motif; slightly projecting cleated lid with thumbnail molding; three panels in chest section (with initials carved in center panel) above tier of two drawers. Stiles cut down slightly and casters added; pulls are replacements; surface covered with modern oil or arnish.
The initials SF (with F backwards) carved on center panel of upper section of front, probably for the original owner.
Early history unknown; possibly made for Sarah Field, the daughter of John and Mary Edwards Field, born on February 2, 1687, and married to Nathaniel Peck of Swanzey, New Hampshire, in 1709. Her sisters Bethiah and Abilene may have owned Hadley-type chests as well. Owned in 1928 by John F. Lothrop, Newtonville, Massachusetts; given in 1968 by Mrs. William Lothrop of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Accession Date May 8, 1968)
Gift of Mrs. William Lothrop