Pilgrim Century Linen-Fold Board Chest. Dated 1697, Initialed “SL”

Massachusetts, Connecticut River

Pilgrim Century Linen-Fold Board Chest. Dated 1697, Initialed “SL”

This six-board chest, with an unverified Hadley – Deerfield, Massachusetts legacy was bought from the family some 40-years ago; The chest displays notched and scratched decoration that speaks to early shop traditions. The rectangular top above the nailed case featuring double linen-fold molding centering the initials and date “SL – 97” and gouge carved/scratch-decorated ends. The chest is raised on shaped cutout feet. The initials “SL” may be for Sarah Lyman of Northampton.

Estimated Year: 1697

Measurement: Height: 22"; width: 54"; depth: 17.5"

Material: Valley Yellow Pine

Item Condition: Typical of a great many of these early chests, the lid is an old replacement

SOLD

SKU 514-267

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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