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Boarded chest


A boarded chest with a two-plank lid with moulded edge to front and sides, above a plain nailed carcase; the front lightly incised with the initials WT, above shaped spandrels, the sides extended and shaped to form feet; English, c.1720; lock hasp missing; lower part of left-hand spandrel missing.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/659

  • Date

    c. 1720

  • Technique


  • Material

    wood elm

  • Measurements

  • Length

    1160 mm

  • Width

    360 mm

  • Height

    540 mm

  • Location

    Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Bedchamber 1

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust