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Title:chest of drawers
Date Made:ca. 1715
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

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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