Gifts of funds in memory of Gep Durenberger from Mia Docent Class of 2005, Howard and Rita Dobbins, Ward and Sheila Dobbins, Jeffrey M. Ducharme, Gayle Fuguitt and Tom Veitch, Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad, Jennifer Komar Olivarez, Paul J. Borchert, Ed Hardy, Colleen Michels, Byron and Janet Nordstrom, Karen and Robert Schmidt, and John Joseph Watersexpand_more 2016.9a-d
A particularly rare survival from a nineteenth-century furniture shop, this cabinetmaker’s tool box is marked for the workshop of Captain Eleazar Daniels of Medway, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County, southwest of Boston. Further research can help us tell more about Captain Daniels and illuminate this personal object that represented his trade, and add to his story in the early decades of the United States. Mia has a number of fine examples of 18th and early 19th-century furniture; this acquisition significantly strengthens this area of the collection.
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