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Subcategory Men: Woodworking contains 6 item(s).

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front "SH" joined chest
c. 1710
At a time when most houses lacked closets, joined chests like this one made for Sarah Hawks (1701-1783) stored linens, clothing and other valuable textiles while also serving a decorative function.
front Chest of Drawers
c. 1769
David Hoyt of Deerfield, Massachusetts, gave this locally made chest to his daughter Persis on her marriage to John Sheldon in 1769.
front "SW" Joined Chest
Constructed of oak and pine boards that are mortised and tenoned together as rails and stiles, this storage chest for textiles was made between 1695 and 1720.
Cover "Little Jack of All Trades, with Suitable Representations. Part I."
c. 1813
This illustrated book of trades described for young readers the various trades common in the early 19th century.
front Plane
c. 1770
The African American woodworker who made this plane is one of the earliest known plane makers in America.
Cover "Price List of Joiners' Bench Planes and Moulding Tools, Manufactured by the Greenfield Tool Company"
A Threadwell Tool Company reprint of the original 1854 catalog of what was then the Greenfield Tool Company.


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