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The Lambert Family Fine and Rare Pilgrim Century Paint-Decorated Joined Oak and Pine Chest of Drawers, Essex County, Massachusetts, Circa 1690

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

Property of a Wilmington Delaware Collector

The Lambert Family Fine and Rare Pilgrim Century Paint-Decorated Joined Oak and Pine Chest of Drawers, Essex County, Massachusetts, Circa 1690

The Lambert Family Fine and Rare Pilgrim Century Paint-Decorated Joined Oak and Pine Chest of Drawers, Essex County, Massachusetts, Circa 1690

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

Starting bid:

4,800

USD

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

6 days, 4 hours

6 days, 4 hours

January 24, 06:15 PM (GMT)

January 24, 06:15 PM (GMT)

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The Lambert Family Fine and Rare Pilgrim Century Paint-Decorated Joined Oak and Pine Chest of Drawers

Essex County, Massachusetts

Circa 1690


The chest with incised initials I L on the front of the top drawer for the first owner, Jane Lambert.

With typed label on interior of top drawer This old chest belonged to Jane Lambert, wife of Francis Lambert. They lived in Rowely. In her will (Probate records of Essex Co. Mass. 1659) she left this chest and its contents to her daughter Ann Lambert who the same year married Thomas Nelson. It has been in use in the family ever since and descended to Elisabeth Mighill Nelson Bateman, sister of Humphrey Nelson who willed it to me wife of Arthur Lambert Chute. I have given it to my daughter Mary Chute McMurtrie who is a direct descendant from Jane Lambert in the 10th generation in both Nelson and Lambert lines. It is supposed to have been made in Ipswich. 

Jane Lambert, Ann Lambert Nelson, Francis Nelson, Solomon Nelson, Solomon Nelson, Stephen Mighill Nelson, Apphlia Lambert, Humphrey Nelson, Susan Nelson Chute, Arthur Lambert Chute, Mary Chute McMurtrie. 

Jane Lambert, Thomas Lambert, Thomas Lambert, Thomas Lambert, Thomas Lambert, Apphlia Lambert Nelson, Humphrey Nelson, Susan Nelson Chute, Arthur Lambert Chute, Mary Chute McMurtrie.

An additional pencil inscribed note states Will May 24, 1659. I give unto my daughter, Anne Lambert, the great chest and all that is in it and one trunk and all that is in it the one till box and all that is in it. / Proved in Ipswich Court 27-7-1659. / Inventory taken 22-6-1659 / 1 table box Chest Trunk 3 (insert British pounds currency symbol) 5 sh 4d. The lower most drawer's sides back and bottom replaced.

Height 39 3/4 in. by Width 42 in. by Depth 21 in.

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Purportedly made for Jane Lambert, Rowley, Massachusetts;

Thus by descent through the descendants of Jane Lambert.