Hadley Chest

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Photo Credit: © James Smithson / Trustees of Mount Holyoke College
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Photo Credit: © James Smithson / Trustees of Mount Holyoke College

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Unknown
American (18th century)
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Hadley Chest, 1690-1740
oak, sycamore
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Gift of Mary Mattoon Chapter, D.A.R.
AC 1972.15

This is the label text.  The ornate decoration of this vessel focuses on a galloping armored knight bordered by a pair of haloed eagles perched over open books, perhaps a nod to the Holy Roman Empire. A hidden element created bythe potter, but neglected by the painter, is the molded face at the base of the handle. The abbreviation “JULEP. SOL. MAG.” stands for sweet marjoram julep, a drink used to treat coughs, colds, indigestion and to aid in relaxation and sleep.