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Japanned high chest of drawers

1740–60, rejapanned about 1820–50


Object Place: Boston area, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 169.2 x 101 x 56.8 cm (66 5/8 x 39 3/4 x 22 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.653

Medium or Technique

Maple, pine, birch, japanned decoration

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Inscription

Inscribed on back of bottom PR drawer in lower case: "C: / T / 62" in red paint

Inscribed on outer PR side of bottom PR drawer in lower case: 2 inscription in ink, not entirely legible. Includes words "Richard", "Gundy" "Ship" and "Boston" see images in file

Provenance

Descended in Boylston family; 1976, bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean to the MFA (Accession Date September 8, 1976).

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean