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Culture:American
Title:chest of drawers
Date Made:ca. 1715
Type:Furniture
Materials:wood: oak, yellow pine, chestnut; carbon black
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Hatfield/Hadley area
Measurements:overall: 40.63 x 41 1/2 x 21.38 in.; 103.2002 x 105.41 x 54.3052 cm
Accession Number:  HD 81.001
Credit Line:Purchased with funds donated in memory of Peter Moore Atwood
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Description:
Joined chest covered with carbon black, which was later covered in yellow (nineteenth century) and red (later eighteenth century) paints. The original surface was bluish-black. The chest has a plain top with a heavily molded cornice in chestnut;over four graduated drawers with nineteenth-century wood pulls. The sides of the white oak stiles have a shallow three-grove molding, on a molded chestnut base with four square feet.

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