Chest on Frame
Identifier: Historic Hope Plantation
One of the oldest known pieces of furniture produced in North Carolina, this painted chest was made in Bertie County sometime between 1690 and 1720. The frame is a reproduction to show how the chest may have looked originally. At the time this piece was built, it would have been considered very special. Few colonists at the time owned much more furniture than a table, chair, or bedstead. date: 1690-1720. more...