Folk Art, Marine

Exceptional 19th c. American sea chest in original blue green paint with carved wood interior plaque inscribed “Joseph Davis Dexter Seekonk Mass. 1853.”    Interior till with painted signal flag and 2nd interior compartment.  Sailor made beckets (carrying handles).   Chest contains a treasure trove of period navigational instruments, sail repair tools, sou’wester hat, Union Jack flag and business journals and other records.  An incredible piece of marine history.

Dimensions: 15 1/2″h ( closed) x 36″w x 18 1/2″ d.

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