|Object ID #||1990.021.005|
|Lexicon category||2: Building Furnishings|
|Credit line||In Memory of Edwin Miller|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
Flat-lidded pine storage chest, with two bottom drawers side by side. The flat, hinged lid originally could be locked (but there is no key extant now). It could be described as a "transitional" chest, since it is both a blanket chest and a chest of drawers. The chest has mushroom-shaped wooden pulls and two side-by-side drawers. The keyhole is very plain. There is a brown finish.
Originally owned by Caroline and John Miller. John was a son of John W. Miller (of German descent), and Caroline was from the Jacob and Elizabetha Ruppenthal family (also of German descent). The Millers lived in a farm house south of Hanover, Normanby Township, Grey County.
Last owned by Dorothy Miller (neé Miller), who was married to Edwin Miller, a brother of the last two occupants of the Miller farmhouse. They were twin brothers, Noah and Aaron Miller.
|Collection||Furniture, 19th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||H-56.3 W-108 L-54.5 cm|
|Found||Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County|
Miller, John & Caroline
This chest could likely be described as a "transitional" chest, since it is both a blanket chest and a chest of drawers. It would be a house chest, used for storage, rather than used for travelling.
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Ingolfsrud, Elizabeth, ALL ABOUT ONTARIO CHESTS, 1973.