High chest of drawers

about 1760


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 222.3 x 104.1 x 55.9 cm (87 1/2 x 41 x 22 in.)

Accession Number

1988.242

Medium or Technique

Walnut, walnut veneer, white pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Inscription

Handwritten note in ink on back of top wide drawer in lower case: "High Daddy From the Tufts Weymouth, Mass / date probably not later than 1720. May have belonged / to Quincy family into which old Dr. Cotton Tufts married / She was Aunt to Mrs. John Adams. (President)."
Pencil inscription in same location: "Brattleboro, Vt.:
On interior of lower case, note in ink: "Mr Frank Goodhue / Brooks House / Brattleboro Vermont."
Inscribed on back of bottom right drawer: "CP405635483" and 1 within a triangle.

Provenance

A paper label affixed to the high chest indicates that it was owned by Dr. Cotton Tufts (1732-1815) of Weymouth, Massachusetts; given the age of the object, it might have been owned by his father, Dr. Simon Tufts of Medford, Massachusetts; unknown date, belonged to Anna Lyman Coolidge; 1985, Feburary, inherited by her son, Joseph R. Coolidge IV; March 1985, lent to the Museum by Joseph R. Coolidge IV; 1988, gift of Joseph R. Coolidge IV, Center Sandwich, New Hampshire to the MFA (Accession Date April 27, 1988)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Randolph Coolidge IV