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Chest

Place Made:
Clarke County Georgia United States of America
Date Made:
1730-1780
Medium:
yellow pine
Dimensions:
HOA: 25 1/4″; LOA: 44 1/2″; WOA: 20″
Accession Number:
6011
Description:
Yellow pine chest with a half-dovetailed frame, bun-shaped front feet, block-shaped rear feet, and traces of original Prussian blue paint.

Discovered in Clarke County, Georgia, this chest closely resembles forms made in Southside Virginia during the second quarter of the 18th century. Therefore, it could have been made in Georiga or possibly brought there by a family that migrated from Southside Virginia to the Georgia Piedmont.

History:
Discovered in a barn in Clarke County, Georgia, in the early 1980s.
Credit Line:
Loan courtesy of Fred and Beth Mercier