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Pine Blanket Chest

Southern yellow pine blanket chest (6-board chest) with original hand-wrought strap hinges and til. The chest has applied straight bracket feet with a centre drop. The centre drop is perhaps related to similar features found on pieces known to be from northeastern North Carolina. The box is dove-tailed with the top having an applied thumbnail molding. Found in Nash County and said to have come from an area farm. Chest is painted a dark red-brown, probably original paint.

Object number: 1978.2.1

Dimensions: Width, 47”; Depth, 18”; height, 22 3/4”

Estimated age: circa 1780-1790



What visitors say

Thank you for the excellent tour of the Joel Lane House.  I learned a lot about the history of Raleigh as well as the Joel Lane House.  I learned how harsh conditions were back then and how we take for granted things they did not have back then.  The structure of houses has really changed a lot since the Joel Lane House was built.

Matt