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At a time when most houses had no closets, people used chests to store sheets and blankets, clothing and other valuable materials. Their owners did not consider them "bedroom" furniture, and they used them as decoration as well. A Connecticut River Valley furniture maker made this carved, painted chest for Sarah Hawks (1701-1783) of Deerfield. The chest and its carved tulip and leaf pattern are typical of chests produced in this area during this period.

 

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"SH" joined chest

creator   Unidentified
date   c. 1710
location   Connecticut River Valley
depth   18.5"
width   44.25"
height   45.5"
process/materials   oak
item type   Household Goods/Furniture
accession #   #BR.49


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