Sea chest

Object Number: 
Pine, iron
Overall: 20 3/4 x 53 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. ( 52.7 x 136.5 x 54 cm )
Painted six-board chest with front and back sloping outward from top to bottom; front and back boards rabbeted to receive ends, and nailed; lift top with end battens; front painted with two floral medallions on reddish-brown background; images inside medallions obscured; two interior storage tills; wrought iron handles, oval lock plate, and strap hinges.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this sea chest is believed to have been owned by Captain Increase Holly, son of John Holly, who came from England and settled in Stamford, Connecticut in 1642. The Hollys are ancestors of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group