Chest with drawer

about 1727
Attributed to Robert Crosman (1707–1799)

Object Place: Taunton, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 82.6 x 95.3 x 45.1 cm (32 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 17 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted pine, brass

On View

Lurie-Marks Gallery (Gallery 138)




Case furniture and boxes

Painted six-board chest with drawer, with two simulated drawers above a single working drawer; each drawer, simulated and real, fitted with central stamped brass lock escutcheon flanked by oval brasses with “tear-drop” pulls; drawers separated and flanked by applied half-round moldings; case sides cut with an arch to form the feet; slightly overhanging lid attached at rear with snipe-bill hinges and with applied, shaped cleats nailed to its underside at the sides, falling outside the case.


"1727" scratched and highlighted in red paint on the outside of the backboard.
Rear board of drawer incribed "B E A ___" in chalk or pencil


1928, lent by Charles H. Tyler, October 3, 1928; 1932, accessioned as part of the Tyler Bequest

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler