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Constructed of red oak, yellow pine, and white pine boards decorated with a shadow molding plane, this chest was intended for storage of textiles. Originally fitted with two drawers, the drawers have been removed to create more space accessible from the hinged lid. The chest came to Deerfield in 1774 with Justin Hitchcock, a hatter, and was given to the museum by his grandson


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Board Chest

creator   Unidentified
date   c. 1700
location   Springfield, Massachusetts
width   51.0"
height   36.5"
depth   19.5"
process/materials   pine
item type   Household Goods/Furniture
accession #   #1880.022.11

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Silhouette of Deacon Justin Hitchcock (1752-1822)

"Remarks and Observations" by Justin Hitchcock

Letter from Justin Hitchcock to Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt

Indenture between Justin Hitchcock and Moses Church

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