Elizabethan: framework unornamented; four panels on back, four panels on lid, and two each on sides, plain; four panels on front ornamented with "linenfold" carving. Original lock, hinges affixed later.

Chest, c. 1600

Unknown artist, expand_more

Oakexpand_more

Gift of funds from Mrs. Lynden F. Kingexpand_more  63.1

Not on Viewexpand_more

Storage chests were one of the earliest and most common forms of household furniture. The panels and frame are hewn from solid oak. The carving on the panels is known as "linen-fold" ornament, a popular motif from the Gothic era which persisted well into the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

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Chest
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63.1
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Elizabethan: framework unornamented; four panels on back, four panels on lid, and two each on sides, plain; four panels on front ornamented with "linenfold" carving. Original lock, hinges affixed later.