Search Results:

<< Viewing Record 732 of 1000 >>
View : Light Box | List View | Image List | Detailed

Your search has been limited to 1000 records. As your search has brought back a large number of records consider using more search terms to bring back a more accurate set of records.

Maker(s):Mather, William (attributed)
Culture:American (1766-1835)
Title:blanket chest
Date Made:1790-1805
Materials:wood: white pine
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Whately (possibly)
Measurements:overall: 45 1/2 in x 37 1/2 in x 19 in; 115.57 cm x 95.25 cm x 48.26 cm
Accession Number:  HD 69.0395
Credit Line:C. Alice Baker Bequest
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Pine blanket chest originally painted red paint and later refinished, which is attributed to William Mather (1766-1835), a cabinetmaker, housewright, brickmaker, mason, glazier, wheelwright and famer in Whately. William's father, Benjamin Mather (1731-1821) moved his family from Lyme, Connecticut, to Whately in 1787. William Mather married Tirzah Morton (1771-1848) of Whately in 1791, and was active in in town, including holding several town offices, until moving to Canandaigna, Ontario County, New York, about 1825. Both Historic Deerfield and the Winterthur Museum have some of his account books. The chest has a hinged flat top with a molded edge, over five simulated drawers, on four bracket feet. HD has a very similar blanket chest (69.0403), refinished and fitted with new brasses, which was given to Miss C. Alice Baker (1833-1809) by Miss Electra Mather (1816-1890) whose uncle was William Mather. Considering the local histories of the two chests, there is a possibility that both could have been made by William Mather.

Link to share this object record:

Research on objects in the collections, including provenance, is ongoing and may be incomplete. If you have additional information or would like to learn more about a particular object, please email

<< Viewing Record 732 of 1000 >>