35 x 20 x 30 1/4 in. (88.9 x 50.8 x 76.8 cm) (show scale)
Oak frame and stiles, pine lid, back, end panels, front panels and drawer linings, hinged flat lid attached by an end cleat wooden pin hinge, upper front panels have canted corners, applied molding outlining field which is stained red with maple spray decoration in black with white dots, Single deep drawer divided into two panels by cross section, applied mold outline panels, panels have red stained field with wooden knobs. The drawer is on grooved runner. Oak stiles show undulating line decoration in black most of which is missing. End panels have chamfered edges outlining field. The chest is supported by an oak turned frame, ball feet, cross stretchers,
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Chest-on-Frame, ca. 1700-1720. Oak, pine, 35 x 20 x 30 1/4 in. (88.9 x 50.8 x 76.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, 49.190.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.49.190.1_detail.jpg)
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Notice that this chest is much visually lighter than the kas found inside the Schenck house itself. Though it didn't have the same gravitas as an heirloom, a decorative chest like this still would have been a prized possession. The pieces outside the Jan Martense Schenck house are meant to give more context and show what you might have found in an American home in the 18th century.