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Hinsdale Chest

​Walnut primary wood with poplar secondary wood. Local piece. Delicate; matchstick horizontal beading along top of base and edge of top. Hepplewhite style, original brass oval pulls with bail handles, light wood oval escutcheons, unusual for this area. Very well formed base, scrolled apron. French splay feet at front. From the Hinsdale family, said to have belonged to Mary Hinton Lane.

Object number: 1973.1.1

Dimensions:42 1/2"tall x 39 1/2” wide x 19” deep

Estimated age circa 1780.



What visitors say

Thank you so much for letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.

Henley