Furniture Highlights

Slat-Back Great Chair

Boston or Salem, MA, 1650-1700

Maple, ash

Collection of Concord Museum


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Cradle

Barnstable or Yarmouth, MA, 1665-1685

Red oak, white pine

Collection of Historic New England


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Leather Side Chair

Boston, MA, 1665-1695

Red maple, red oak, original leather upholstery

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Joined Cupboard

Attributed to the Harvard College Joiners

Cambridge, MA, 1670-1700

Collection of Concord Museum


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Joined Chest

Attributed to Thomas Dennis

Probably Ipswich, MA, 1670-1700

Oak, white pine

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Chest of Drawers

Attributed to the Mason, Messenger, Edsall Shop Traditions

Boston, MA, 1670-1700

Oak, black walnut, American red cedar, maple, chestnut, white pine, and possibly cedrela

Collection of Historic New England


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Valuables Cabinet

James Symonds

Salem, MA, 1679

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Court Cupboard

Northern Essex County, probably Ipswich or Newbury, MA, 1685-1690

Oak, maple, white pine

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Leather Armchair

Boston, MA, 1695-1710

Sugar maple, red oak, original leather upholstery

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Joined Chest with Drawer

Hampshire County, MA, 1699

Oak, pine, maple, black walnut

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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High Chest of Drawers

Probably Boston, MA, 1700-1720

Maple, walnut veneer, maple burl veneer, pine

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Easy Chair

Boston, MA, 1700–1725

Cherry, modern upholstery

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Chest-on-Chest

Boston, MA, 1715-1725

American black walnut, burl walnut veneer, eastern white pine

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Cane Armchair

Boston, MA, 1720-1730

Maple, cane

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Oval-Leaf Table

Boston, MA, 1720-1740

Maple, red oak, yellow pine

Collection of Concord Museum


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Box with Drawer

Attributed to Robert Crossman

Taunton, MA, 1725-1730

Painted pine

Collection of Historic New England


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Card Table

Boston, MA, 1730-1750

Mahogany, chestnut, eastern white pine, original needlework top

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Armchair

Boston, MA, 1735-1745

Black walnut, soft maple

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Japanned High Chest

Case made by John Pimm; japanning possibly by Robert Davis

Boston, MA, 1735-1745

Soft maple, black walnut, white pine

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Side Chair

Boston, MA, 1735-1750

Black walnut, maple

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Desk and Bookcase

Job Coit, Jr. and Sr.

Boston, MA, 1738

Black walnut, white pine

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Dressing Table

Middlesex County, MA, 1745-1760

Mahogany, soft maple, eastern white pine

Collection of Concord Museum


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Tea Table

Boston, MA, 1755-1765

Mahogany, white pine

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Side Chair

Boston, MA, 1760-1775

Mahogany, birch

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Easy Chair

Boston or Salem, MA, 1760-1780

Mahogany, soft maple

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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High Chest

Attributed to the Joseph Hosmer shop

Concord, MA, 1760-1780

Cherry, birch, eastern white pine

Collection of Concord Museum


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Double Chair-Back Settee

Boston, MA, 1770-1780

Mahogany, pine; new upholstery

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Desk

Boston or Charlestown, MA

, 1780-1803

Mahogany, cherry, white pine

Collection of Historic New England


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Chest of Drawers

Attributed to Nathaniel Gould

Salem, MA, 1781

Mahogany, white pine

Collection of Historic New England


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Chest-on-Chest

John Cogswell

Boston, MA, 1782

Mahogany, white pine

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Dwarf Clock

Samuel Mulliken II

Salem, MA, 1790-1796

Mahogany, pine, brass, steel

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Tall Clock

Simon Willard

Roxbury, MA, 1790-1810

Mahogany, chestnut, hard pine, white pine, ebony, brass, iron, glass

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Lady’s Writing Desk

John and Thomas Seymour

Boston, MA, 1793-1796

Mahogany, light and dark wood inlay, ash, white pine

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Windsor Settee

Boston, MA, 1795-1800

White pine, maple, ash, white oak

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Side Chair

Unidentified maker; Carving by Samuel McIntire

Salem, MA, 1795-1800

Mahogany, horsehair

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Armchair

Attributed to George Bright

Boston, MA, 1797

Mahogany, white pine

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Desk and Bookcase

Attributed to Nathan Lombard

Sturbridge or Sutton, MA, 1800-1805

Cherry, mahogany, basswood, white pine

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Looking Glass

Attributed to John Doggett

Roxbury, MA, 1800-1810

White pine, gilding, original glass

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Desk and Bookcase

Unidentified maker; Carving attributed to Samuel McIntire

Salem, MA, 1800–1810

Mahogany with light wood inlay, white pine

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Arm Chair

Carving by Samuel McIntire

Salem, MA, 1801

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Chest-on-Chest

Design and carving attributed to Samuel McIntire

Salem, MA, 1806-1809

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, ebony and satinwood inlay, pine

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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“Elastic” Side Chair

Samuel Gragg

Boston, MA, 1808-1812

Birch, white oak, beech, original painted decoration

Collection of Winterthur Museum


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Commode

Thomas Seymour and possibly James Cogswell; carving attributed to Thomas Wightman; painted by John Ritto Penniman

Boston, MA, 1809

Mahogany; mahogany, crotch mahogany, crotch birch, rosewood, and bird's eye maple veneers; satinwood and rosewood crossbanding; eastern white pine, white ash, maple; brass

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Fall Front Desk (Secrétaire à abbattant)

Emmons & Archbald; Thomas Emmons and George Archbald

Boston, MA, 1813-1825

Mahogany, mahogany veneer

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Side Chair

Boston, MA, 1815-1825

Mahogany, birch

Collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library


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Chamber Organ

George G. Hook and William Hook

Salem, MA, 1827

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Sideboard

Thomas Seymour

Probably Boston, MA, 1835

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, eastern white pine

Collection of Concord Museum


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Dressing Table

Grover Spooner

Barre, MA, 1835

Collection of Old Sturbridge Village


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Sofa

Probably Boston, MA, 1850-1870

Rosewood, upholstered

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Library Chair

Augustus Eliaers

Boston, MA, 1854-1860

Mahogany; oak (secondary wood); original oil cloth upholstery

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Library Table

Felix Gendrot

Boston, MA, 1865-1875

Walnut, marble

Collection of Historic New England


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Armchair for the Woburn Public Library

Probably designed by H.H. Richardson; possibly manufactured by A. H. Davenport & Company

Boston, MA, ca. 1878

Oak, leather

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Carved Oak Bookcase

Designed by H.H. Richardson

Boston, MA, 1880

Carved oak with decorative bronze hinges and lock

Collection of Massachusetts Historical Society


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Bookcase Cabinet

Manufactured by J. J. McNutt Novelty Wood Works

Boston, MA, 1880-1890

Oak, yellow poplar, burl walnut veneer

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Side Chair

Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company

Gardner, MA, 1897-1905

Rattan, printed velvet

Collection of Historic New England


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Settee

Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company

Gardner, MA, 1897-1905

Rattan, printed velvet

Collection of Historic New England


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Windsor Chair

Conant, Ball Co.

Boston and Gardner, MA, 1910-1920

Maple

Collection of Historic New England


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Cupboard

Wallace Nutting

Framingham, MA, 1920-1930

Oak, white pine

Collection of Historic New England


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Settle

Irving and Casson—A. H. Davenport

East Cambridge, MA, 1922

Walnut

Collection of Historic New England


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Windsor Settee

Wallace Nutting

Framingham, MA, 1927

Maple, oak, white pine

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Dinette Set

National Chair Company

Roxbury, MA, 1938

Maple

Collection of Historic New England


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Writing Desk

Jere Osgood

Boston, MA, 1978

Collection of Fuller Craft Museum


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Leopard Chest

Judy Kensley McKie

Cambridge, MA, 1989

Basswood, oil paint, gold leaf

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Arched and Animated

Jay Stanger

, 1994

Dyed veneers, anodized aluminum

Collection of Fuller Craft Museum


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Joined Great Chair

Attributed to Thomas Dennis

Ipswich, MA, ca. 1670

White oak

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Settee

Boston, MA, ca. 1698

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Chest over One Drawer

Deerfield, MA, ca. 1707

White oak, yellow pine

Collection of Historic Deerfield


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Chest-on-Frame

Probably by the Munn family of furniture craftsmen

Deerfield, MA, ca. 1786

Cherry with white pine

Collection of Historic Deerfield


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High Chest of Drawers

Probably by Julius Barnard

Northampton, MA, ca. 1795

Cherry with white pine

Collection of Historic Deerfield


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Chest-on-Chest

Deerfield, MA, ca. 1795

Cherry and eastern white pine

Collection of Historic Deerfield


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Timepiece

Daniel Munroe; Case attributed to William Munroe

Concord, MA, ca. 1800

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, inlay of various woods, brass, steel, painted iron, painted glass

Collection of Concord Museum


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Windsor Chair

Samuel Wing

Sandwich, MA, ca. 1800

Collection of Old Sturbridge Village


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Sofa

Unidentified maker; Carving attributed to Samuel McIntire

Salem, MA, ca. 1805

Mahogany, silk

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Chest of Drawers

Worcester, MA, ca. 1810

Collection of Old Sturbridge Village


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Sofa

Jonathan Peele Saunders; Carving by Samuel Field McIntire

Salem, MA, ca. 1815

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Desk

Concord, MA, ca. 1838

Eastern white pine

Collection of Concord Museum


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Tilt-Top Table

Carving by Joseph True

Salem, MA, ca. 1840

Mahogany

Collection of Peabody Essex Museum


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Painted Bedstead with Canopy

Heywood Bro. & Company; Painted by Thomas Hill and Edward Hill

Gardner, MA, ca. 1855

Painted pine

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Dropwell Chest with Mirror

John A. Ellis

East Cambridge, MA, ca. 1860

Walnut, birch, chestnut, white pine

Collection of Historic New England


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Armchair

A. H. Davenport Co.

Boston, MA, ca. 1905

Mahogany, pine

Collection of Historic New England


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Child’s Bed

Designed by Ralph Adams Cram; Carved by John Kirchmayer; Made by William F. Ross and Company

Boston, MA, ca. 1913

Walnut with polychrome and gilt decoration, oak

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Rocking Chair

Nichols & Stone

Gardner, MA, ca. 1938

Pine

Collection of Historic New England


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Aluminum Settee

Jack Esty

Amherst, MA, ca. 1965

Aluminum, plastic webbing

Collection of Historic New England


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Desk

Designed by Paul R. Goldman; Made by Plymold Corporation

Lawrence, MA, Designed about 1946; produced about 1946–1947

Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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