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Walnut Chest

Walnut Chippendale chest of unsophisticated proportions, simple lines, narrow molding around the top. Two small top drawers, three drawers below. Original brasses. Southern pine as secondary wood. Thought to be of local origin.

Object number: 1978.3.1

Dimensions: Height, 43 1/2”; width, 39 1/2”; depth, 19 1/4”

Estimated date: 1750 to 1775.



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie