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Chest: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2006-04-21

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Storage chests were one of the earliest and most common forms of household furniture. The panels and frame are hewn from solid oak. The carving on the panels is known as "linen-fold" ornament, a popular motif from the Gothic era which persisted well into the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: April 26, 2012